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Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET): a metric used to express the relative energy cost of a physical activity, compared to the base a baseline of 1 MET attached to an individual while resting (sitting quietly).

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### How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?

I've found various online "calculators" for looking up how many calories are burned when doing an exercise like using an Elliptical machine. Is there a way to calculate how many calories I burned ...
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### Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

There are numerous online calorie calculators for running (e.g. from runners world). What is the underlying formula for calculating energy expenditure while running? This post has an excellent ...
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### Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values for exercises with rest

I'm trying to figure out what MET values for various exercises mean. Cardio exercises seem pretty clear to me: 6 MET for bicycling means that one hour of bicycling for a person weighing 70 kg burns 6 *...
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### Metabolic Equations for Anaerobic Exercise?

I know several metabolic equations for estimating VO2 (and therefore calories burned) for steady state exercise, but how is VO2 and caloric expenditure estimated through exercises like power lifting ...
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### Calories burn rate calculation -- scientific studies

There are many online calculators for measuring walking/running/bicycling calories burn rate. They differ in input parameters like some might need my weight as well as height and some don't. Almost ...
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### What is this seemingly random value when working out calories burned?

I've tried to keep this question as non-programmer-friendly as possible, but please let me know if you don't understand something. I'm a software developer and I'm looking over some old code and I ...
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### Physical Activity and METS

Suppose a person performs 3 horus of cardio at 9 METS. To obtain the same metabolic changes without exercise, would this require that the person wait 27 hours? Assume that the person's daily activity ...
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### Metabolic equivalent of task (MET) values for shadowboxing

Metabolic equivalents (METs) for various activities at different intensity levels can be found on the Compendium of Physical Activities website, but it doesn't list any for shadowboxing, noting only ...
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### Derive the MET equation for caloric expenditure estimate

A Metabolic Equivalent of Task (METs) is: 1 MET := Consumption of 3.5 mL_O2/kg/min ~= 1 kcal/kg/hr Most online calculators that use MET to estimate caloric burn use: Eq. 1) Cal_kcal = Duration_min * (...
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### MET levels achieved in cardio using treadmill, bicycle, or elliptical

I am trying to get 4 hours of cardio per day following a modified version of Lyle McDonald's rapid fat loss. The first hour I do incline treadmill at 15% grade at 3.0 mph. This is about 9.65 METs. Is ...
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### How to use METS to estimate additional caloric expenditure and weekly recommendations

I have a question regarding metabolic equivalents for exercises (METS) that I've been unable to google an answer to. It seems that it's either so incredibly obvious that it doesn't make sense to ask ...
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### Is bouldering moderate or vigorous intensity exercise?

I'm considering incorporating bouldering into my fitness routine. I have no experience bouldering or climbing, my other fitness activities are running. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service'...
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### Calculate calories burned [closed]

I want to calculate the calorie burned by any person.If i have the height ,weight,sex,distance walks or run.Is there any formula that help me to calculate the calorie burned just by above four factors....