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How many calories does interval cycling burn?

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Biking to Live explains that if a 250-pound cyclist adds 3x8 intervals at a speed of 16 to 19 mph, an hour routine would burn 1091 calories. Interval cycling in this instance helps the cyclist burn an extra 182 calories when compared to regular cycling.

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Biking to Live also details the amount of calories burned for a 250-pound cyclist during the warmup, actual exercise session and cool down segment. During a 12 to 14 mph 10-minute warmup session, a 250-pound cyclist burns 152 calories. The same cyclist burns 545 calories during a 24-minute 3x8 interval session of 16 to 19 minutes and 394 calories during a 12 to 14 mph cool down.

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