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How Many Calories Are Burned in One Hour of Racquetball?

by
author image Mandy Ross
Melissa Ross began writing professionally in 2009, with work appearing in various online publications. She has been an American Council on Exercise certified personal trainer since 2006. Ross holds a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Master of Science in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton.
How Many Calories Are Burned in One Hour of Racquetball?
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Six hours of intense racquetball burns the caloric equivalent of more than 1 pound of body weight. Although you may not play six hours per week, you can still burn many calories with racquetball. Body weight and intensity dictate calories burned during one hour of playing.

125-Pound Player

A 125-pound player burns 397 calories during one hour of casual racquetball and 567 calories during an hour of competitive racquetball. Competitive intensity uses 170 more calories than casual playing.

150-Pound Player

A 150-pound player burns 476 calories during one hour of casual racquetball and 680 calories during an hour of competitive racquetball. Competitive intensity uses 204 more calories than casual playing.

175-Pound Player

A 175-pound player burns 556 calories during one hour of casual racquetball and 794 calories during an hour of competitive racquetball. Competitive intensity uses 238 more calories than casual playing.

200-Pound Player

A 200-pound player burns 635 calories during one hour of casual racquetball and 907 calories during an hour of competitive racquetball. Competitive intensity uses 272 more calories than casual playing.

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