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    spacekillers is offline Senior Member
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    Default On average, how many calories does kettlebell swings burn?

    If i have a 30lbs kettlebell, doing 10x10, with 30sec rest between sets, do u think that's at least 300 calories?

    and 30lbs is pretty tiring for me. i just brought a kettlebell today.

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    Default On average, how many calories does kettlebell swings burn?

    there's really a lot of variables, like your weight, bodyfat, and condition. But i did 100 snatches the other day with a 35lb and my polar HR watch said it was about 150 cal. so you probably need to do more sets, unless that is 10x10 per side. Hope that helps.

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    Default On average, how many calories does kettlebell swings burn?

    Do your swings for 30 minutes in intervals and you will get an alright cardio workout. Try 30:30 that seems to work well.

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    Default On average, how many calories does kettlebell swings burn?

    I have recently fallen in love with the :30/:30/:30 interval. Thirty seconds with the left hand, thirty seconds on the right, thirty seconds rest.

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    Default On average, how many calories does kettlebell swings burn?

    Simplest way to find out... wear a good Heart Rate monitor (Polar rocks) that allows calibration for age, gender and bodyweight and test yourself using different size KBs. A 5-10 minute all out test seems about right. Either go all out or do something like 40 seconds work, 20 rest on the minute.

    In my experience calories burned depends on many variables including
    The size kb used (larger KB = more cals)
    The pace you are able to maintain (higher pace = more cals)
    The individual's fitness level (ability to maintain a higher rate for longer = more cals burned)

    Keep in mind when all things are equal a larger person will burn twice as many calories per minute as someone half their size.

    My personal best at 161 lbs bodyweight is over 20 cals / min or (0.124 cals/min/lb) hich was insane and I thought I was going to die. I never want to do it again. A more reasonable number for me is .092 cals/min/lb or a very intense 14.8 cals/min. I did this with a 62lb KB performing 6 minutes of snatches.

    Most of my KB students can perform in the range of .06-.085 cals/min/lb. The better shape they are in, the better their score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSStevensRKC View Post
    Simplest way to find out... wear a good Heart Rate monitor (Polar rocks) that allows calibration for age, gender and bodyweight and test yourself using different size KBs. A 5-10 minute all out test seems about right. Either go all out or do something like 40 seconds work, 20 rest on the minute.

    In my experience calories burned depends on many variables including
    The size kb used (larger KB = more cals)
    The pace you are able to maintain (higher pace = more cals)
    The individual's fitness level (ability to maintain a higher rate for longer = more cals burned)

    Keep in mind when all things are equal a larger person will burn twice as many calories per minute as someone half their size.

    My personal best at 161 lbs bodyweight is over 20 cals / min or (0.124 cals/min/lb) hich was insane and I thought I was going to die. I never want to do it again. A more reasonable number for me is .092 cals/min/lb or a very intense 14.8 cals/min. I did this with a 62lb KB performing 6 minutes of snatches.

    Most of my KB students can perform in the range of .06-.085 cals/min/lb. The better shape they are in, the better their score.
    what about the regular two handed swing? how many calories per min for that? i know the snatch has been clocked at 20cal/min in many tests.

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    question,

    Should not matter if one handed or 2 handed provided the swing is done correctly.The arms do not move the bell. The arms exert no force on the bell. Its all hips. But really I think some people are looking at calorie "burn" through the wrong end of the telescope. Easier to calculate the calories you put into your mouth than come up with complicated means to predict how it is used by the body. If you eat healthy 9 days out of 10 you should not have a problem. Better to just work on upping reps and kb weight and let nature work its magic. Or you could use a kettlebell that as an LED display like the cardio machines have...hehe!!....Dennis

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