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How many calories does spinning burn?

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Spinning burns between 358 and 715 calories during a 45-minute class. The total amount of calories burned varies by individual and depends upon age, weight, amount of muscle and fitness level.

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To burn calories effectively, the resistance level should not be too low. If exercisers are pedaling very fast -- over 110 revolutions per minute -- the resistance should be set higher. To burn more calories, muscles need to work harder. On the other hand, pedaling below 60 revolutions per minute means that the individual is not working efficiently. In addition, riders should try to sit with their weight back in their hips instead of focusing it on the quadriceps. This engages more muscles in the activity.

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