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Simply obtain a heart rate monitor and estimate the relative VO2 figures per: Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?, and from the VO2 figure the calories.


On estimating your VO2Max number IN your home, and without specialist equipment, you could simply use the Sorensen formula: VO2max = 15.3 * ( MaximumHeartRateBMP / BasalHeartRateBMP) where: MaximumHeartRateBMP = 210 - 0.5*AgeYears [ACMS Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription] Alternatively use one of the Step tests: Queens, YMCA, Harvard, or ...

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