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How Many Burpees Does It Take To Burn One Pound Of Fat?

Sep 28, 2015

Depending on how much you weigh, performing one burpee (a full one, including the jump at the top) will burn anywhere from a half to one-and-a-half calories. One pound of bodyfat contains approximately 3500 calories. So in order to burn the equivalent of just one pound of fat, you would need to perform anywhere from 1,750-5,250 burpees! And this is assuming you are already operating at a caloric deficit when beginning them.
Metabolic training incorporating plyometrics and fast-paced movements have taken the fitness world by storm. Doing these movements works up an awesome sweat and helps improve your cardiovascular conditioning. And any fat-loss program should have periodized blocks of time set aside for such training. However, without a proper diet you can do burpees until you pass out and you will not attain your weight loss goal.
Incorporate burpees into your routine to help metabolic conditioning and to boost the calorie burn, but never rely on such exercises as THE answer to your weight loss goals. Only through solid nutritional guidance will you succeed. One large fry or over 500 burpees - which do you choose?

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