# Thread: how many calories do u burn in a workout with weights?

1. ## how many calories do u burn in a workout with weights?

about how much do you burn? and how much would you say i burn? heres an example of a chest workout

incline bench press - 185 lbs 3 sets 5-8 reps then i put the weights to 205 and do 3 sets of about 3 reps
incline dumbells - 3 sets of 55 6-8 reps each
pectoral flys - 3 sets of 145 8 reps each

about how many calories would you think im burning? i take about 1 min of rest in between each set

2. Originally Posted by fitistheway
about how much do you burn? and how much would you say i burn? heres an example of a chest workout

incline bench press - 185 lbs 3 sets 5-8 reps then i put the weights to 205 and do 3 sets of about 3 reps
incline dumbells - 3 sets of 55 6-8 reps each
pectoral flys - 3 sets of 145 8 reps each

about how many calories would you think im burning? i take about 1 min of rest in between each set
Maybe 150 calories.

3. Originally Posted by Revolutionize
Maybe 150 calories.
yea thats pretty much what i usually estimate

4. doesn't matter brah. you're building muscle, and muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat does... you're giving yourself long term benefits.

5. 150 calories WTF - i would have thought 400 - 600

6. Originally Posted by -SLIX-
150 calories WTF - i would have thought 400 - 600
It's probably a 20 minute workout and he weighs ~160lbs.

7. doesnt matter, adjust your independent variables, ie, the calories you eat.
what you burn can vary too much and is really a huge guess,
atleast only adjusting food intake gives you a better estimate of calories in/out.

8. Originally Posted by -SLIX-
150 calories WTF - i would have thought 400 - 600
I wish you burned that much in such a small training session!

9. Originally Posted by Revolutionize
Maybe 150 calories.
+1. People tend to way overestimate weight training caloric expenditure.

Originally Posted by chud50
doesn't matter brah. you're building muscle, and muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat does... you're giving yourself long term benefits.
Yeah, muscle burns about 3 calories more per lbs than fat. So if you have 20lbs muscle vs. 20 lbs fat you're up a whopping 60 calories a day! Not even worth mentioning.

10. Originally Posted by chud50
doesn't matter brah. you're building muscle, and muscle burns calories more efficiently than fat does... you're giving yourself long term benefits.
oh yeah i definetly agree with you bro, this is just something i always wondered about because its always just a guess on how much you burned

11. doesn't this depend on weight of weights?

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