If you're trying to choose between an elliptical trainer and another piece of exercise equipment like a treadmill or an exercise bike, one of most popular questions is
'How many calories can I burn with an elliptical trainer?'
You want to get most bang for your exercise buck - that's understandable. Here are some calories burned estimates for elliptical workouts - and several tips to burn more calories with your elliptical trainer!
General Estimates of Calories Burned with An Elliptical Trainer:
- 150 pound woman, 30 minutes of elliptical exercise: 387 calories
- 180 pound man, 30 minutes of elliptical exercise: 464 - 500 calories
- 120 pound woman, 30 minutes of elliptical exercise: 310 calories
General Estimates of Calories Burned (According To Elliptical Manufacturers)
- Elliptical manufacturers claim you can burn up to 720 calories an hour with an elliptical workout.
Factors that dictate how many calories you burn include:
>> Workout Duration
>> Interval Training
>> Elliptical Tension Settings
>> Body Composition (Muscle to Fat Ratio)
>> State of Cardiovascular system (regular exerciser or new to exercise)
>> Upper Body Arm Usage
Here are several tips to increase your calorie burn with your elliptical trainer:
- Build in Intervals
Most elliptical trainers offer incline and or tension that you can increase or decrease while workout out. Try building in 30 second incline intervals every couple of minutes to your workout.