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How many calories are spent swimming, running or cycling?

This table shows you the number of calories burned by doing 30 minutes of physical activity

This is one of the questions that many athletes ask themselves when starting to play sports.

Today, there are smartwatches, applications, etc. that tell us the calories we have consumed while doing physical activity.

However, researchers from Harvard have made a orientation table with the number of calories burned with 30 minutes of physical activity regarding the sport practiced taking into account the weight of each individual

We have selected the 3 sports of the triathlon (Swimming, Cycling and running) to have a reference of how many calories are consumed in 30 minutes of exercise

SWIMMING

Type of activity 56 kilos 70 kilos 84 kilos
Swimming: backstroke 240 298 355
Swimming: breaststroke style 300 372 444
Continuous swimming, intense pace 300 372 444
Swimming: kick 300 372 444
Swimming: butterfly style 330 409 488
Swimming: freestyle 330 409 488

CYCLING

Type of activity 56 kilos 70 kilos 84 kilos
Spinning: moderate 210 260 311
Spinning: vigorous 315 391 466
Cycling: 20-22 km / h 240 298 355
Cycling: BMX or mountain 255 316 377
Cycling: 22-25 km / h 300 372 444
Cycling: 25/30 km / h 360 446 533
Cycling:> 30 km / h 495 614 733

RACE ON FOOT

Type of activity 56 kilos 70 kilos 84 kilos
Walk 195 242 289
Race: 8 km / h 240 298 355
Race: cross country 270 335 400
Race: 10,7 km / h 330 409 488
Race: 12 km / h 375 465 555
Race: 14 km / h 435 539 644
Race: 16 km / h 495 614 733

 

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