How many calories do you burn by doing Crunches?

You will burn around 6 calories for every minute doing Crunches (also depending on weight and intensity). The average amount of Crunches in one minute is 24. Doing the math, this means one Crunch equals 0.25 calories. With 100 Crunches you will burn approximately 25 calories.

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Burpees - Jumping Jacks - Lunges - Push-Ups - Sit-Ups - Squats

Someone weighing 180 pounds burns approximately 429 calories per hour by doing Crunches. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn by doing Crunches or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

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Burned calories (KCAL)
by doing Crunches

429


How to do a good basic crunch?

The crunch is a core exercise to train your abdominal muscles. Follow the steps below to perform the basic crunches:

  • Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor.
  • Bent your knees and place your arms across your chestor near your temples.
  • Lift your upper body andt tilt your chin slightly (leave a few inches between chin and chest). 
  • Curl up and forward so that your head, neck, and shoulder lift off the floor.
  • Hold for a moment at the top and then slowly return to the starting position

It is very hard to perform crunches for one full hour. If you want to calculate the amount of calories burned doing crunches, It is far more logical to count the amount of crunches for your calculation.

You will burn approximately 6 calories (depending on your weight and the intensity) doing one minute of crunches. In one minute the average person will do around 24 crunches, depending on speed and frequency. We now can calculate that one crunch equals 0.25 calories (6 divided by 24).

Calories burned with Home exercises (weight: 180 lbs)

MET 15 min. 30 min. 45 min. 60 min.
Abs Exercises 7 150 300 450 600
Bridges (Butt lift) 6 129 257 386 514
Burpees 8 171 343 514 686
Crunches 5 107 214 321 429
Jumping Jacks 7.7 165 330 495 660
Lunges 4 86 171 257 343
Mountain Climbers 8 171 343 514 686
Push-Ups 8 171 343 514 686
Sit-Ups 8 171 343 514 686
Squats 5.5 118 236 354 472
Squats, heavy effort 8 171 343 514 686

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned by doing Crunches?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Crunches. The MET value of Crunches = 5. We multiply the MET value with the person's body weight in kilogram. Then we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.

A person weighs: 180 pounds
MET value of Crunches: 5
Time: 30 minutes
The calorie calculation for Crunches for 30 minutes is as follows:

(180 ) * 5 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 214 kcal

With 30 minutes of by doing Crunches you burn 214 kcal.