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# How many calories are burnt doing sit-ups?

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The amount of calories burned doing sit-ups depends on how much energy you expend. As explained by NutriStrategy and the LiveStrong Foundation, how much energy you expend doing any exercise, not just sit-ups, depends on your height, weight, and the time it takes you to do it.

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The NutriStrategy site outlines a table indicating that a person weighing 130 pounds burns 17 calories during 5 minutes of sit-ups, a 155-pound person burns 20 calories, a 180-pound person burns 24s, and a 205-pound person burns 27. These numbers are all derived from 5 minutes of sit-ups. With these numbers, it can be calculated than you can burn up to 5.4 calories per minute while doing sit-ups.

Doing the same number of sit-ups in half the time decreases the amount of calories burned. How much energy you use to complete sit-ups also depends on the specific type of sit-up you do.

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An average 150-pound person burns approximately 0.20 calories per regular sit-up. According to FitClick, an average person burns 6 calories per minute of regular sit-ups, and Top End Sports says the average reasonably fit person can complete roughly 30 sit-ups per minute.

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The number of calories burned doing push-ups ranges from 1/2 to 1 calorie for each push-up, depending on the weight of the individual and the speed of the exercise. The more a person weighs, the more calories are burned for each individual move, because a heavier body must expend more energy. Faster push-ups result in more burned calories, because the heart rate increases.