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Calories Burned on a Trampoline | Calculator & Formula

LAST UPDATE: April 18th, 2020

The average person burns 250-325 calories per hour playing recreationally on a trampoline. The number of calories burned trampolining will depend on your weight and the intensity of activity.

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How many calories are burned from trampoline?

Formula

Calories burned per minute = (MET x body weight in Kg x 3.5) ÷ 200

“MET” is a measurement of the energy cost of physical activity for a period of time. You can find an activity’s MET on the chart above.

A task with a MET of 1 is roughly equal to a person’s energy expenditure from sitting still at room temperature not actively digesting food.

A task with a MET of 2 uses twice as much energy as a task with a MET of 1. A task with a MET of 10 uses 10 times as much energy as a task with a MET of 1.

MET values “do not estimate the energy cost of physical activity in individuals in ways that account for differences in body mass, adiposity, age, sex, efficiency of movement, geographic and environmental conditions in which the activities are performed. Thus, individual differences in energy expenditure for the same activity can be large and the true energy cost for an individual may or may not be close to the stated mean MET level as presented in the Compendium.” (as quoted from the main page of the Compendium of Physical Activities).

Example

A person weighs 180 pounds (81.65kg) and does recreational trampoline (a task that has a MET value of 3.5) for 1 hour (60 minutes).

Calories Burned from recreational trampoline (per minute) = (3.5 x 81.65 x 3.5) ÷ 200 = 5.00

Calories Burned from recreational trampoline (for 60 minutes) = 5.00 x 60 = 300

Calories burned on a trampoline per minute (recreational)

Jumping on a trampoline at a recreational level burns approximately 0.0278 calories per pound of body weight per minute, or 0.0613 calories per kg of body weight per minute.

Calories burned on a trampoline per minute (competitive)

Jumping on a trampoline at a competitive level burns approximately 0.0357 calories per pound of body weight per minute, or 0.0788 calories per kg of body weight per minute.

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