How Many Calories Does One Sit-up Burn?

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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.

According to FitClick, the number of calories burned per minute of sit-ups depends on the weight of the person and the exact type of sit-up performed. Top End Sports says that the number of sit-ups a person can do per minute increases as the person’s fitness increases, suggesting that the calories burned per sit-up goes down as the person’s fitness increases.