How many calories are burned by Crunches?

Burning calories with 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.

Related Calorie Calculators :
Burpees - Jumping Jacks - Lunges - Push-Ups - Sit-Ups - Squats

Someone weighing 180 Pounds burns approximately 425 calories per hour by Crunches. Fill in the form below and calculate how many calories you burn with Crunches or use our Calorie Calculator for other activities.

Crunches Calorie Calculator

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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 arround 24 crunches, depending on speed and frequency. We now can calculate that one crunch equals 0.25 calories (6 divided by 24). 


How many calories does doing 100 crunches burn?

How much calories do 100 Crunches burn?

Use the schedule below to work out how many calories you can burn doing crunches.

Burning calories with reps of Crunches
  140 lbs 170 lbs 200 lbs
10 crunches 2.5
20 crunches 4 5 6
30 crunches 6 7.5  9
40 crunches 8 10 12
50 crunches 10 12.5 15
75 crunches 15 19 22
100 crunches 21 25 29

Burning calories with other home exercises

We calculated the amount of calories doing 100 reps of the most common home exercises.

Calories burned with 100 reps
  140 lbs 170 lbs 200 lbs
Burpees 41 50 59
Crunches 21 25 29
Jumping Jacks 15 18 21
Push-Ups 47 57 67
Sit-Ups 24 30 36
Squats 26 32 38

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

How do we calculate the amount of calories burned with 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. Thereafter we multiply this with 0.0175 and the time in minutes.

How many calories do you burn in 30 minutes Crunches?

A person weighs : 175 pounds
Excercise : Crunches
MET value of Crunches : 5
Time : 30 minutes

The calorie calculation for Crunches for 30 minutes is as follows:

(175/2.2) * 5 * 0.0175 * 30 minutes = 213 kcal

With 30 minutes of Crunches you burn 213 kcal

Table Calories Burned - Crunches

Use the below table to quickly find out how many calories are burned by Crunches 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.

Burning Calories (kcals) with Crunches
Minutes 140 lbs 180 lbs 220 lbs
15 Min. 83  106  131 
30 Min. 165  213  263 
45 Min. 248  319  394 
60 Min. 331  425  525 
90 Min. 496  638  788 

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