Calories Burned with Basketball

Burning calories with BasketballHow many calories do you burn by Basketball? A man weighing 180 Pounds burns approximately 544 kilocalories (kcals) per hour by Basketball. A 170-Pound woman burns about 484 kcals per hour.

Basketball might not be the first sport you think about if you looking for a sport to burn some calories, but it can be very effective. Basketball is loads of fun, and for a lot of people it is way more attractive then spending hours in the gym.

The number of calories burned during a basketball game depends on several factors. There is a big difference in between shooting hoops or playing a competitive game on a high level. Your body weight matter too. The heavier you are, the higher your energy expenditure will be.

Calculate your own calorie usage below or use the table at the bottom of the page for an idea of how many calories you burn by Basketball, depending on your weight and duration of exercise.

Burned Calories (kcals)

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with Basketball?

This calculation uses the MET value (Metabolic Equivalent of Task) of Basketball. The MET value of Basketball = 6,4 . We multiply the MET value with the person's body weight in kilogram. Thereafter we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.


A person weighs : 175 pounds
Excercise : Basketball
MET value of Basketball : 6,4
Time : 30 minutes

How many calories are burned during these 30 minutes?

(175/2.2) * 6,4 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 272 kcal

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Table Calories Burned - Basketball

Use the below table to quickly find out how many calories are burned by Basketball when you are a certain weight and exercise for a certain length of time. For a precise calculation, enter the required information further up the page.

Minutes 120 lbs 140 lbs 160 lbs 180 lbs 200 lbs 220 lbs
15 Minutes 91 kcals 106 kcals 121 kcals 136 kcals 153 kcals 168 kcals
30 Minutes 181 kcals 212 kcals 242 kcals 272 kcals 306 kcals 336 kcals
45 Minutes 272 kcals 318 kcals 363 kcals 408 kcals 459 kcals 504 kcals
60 Minutes 363 kcals 423 kcals 484 kcals 544 kcals 612 kcals 672 kcals
90 Minutes 544 kcals 635 kcals 726 kcals 816 kcals 917 kcals 1008 kcals

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