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How Many Calories Burned on Elliptical or Bike?

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author image Kim Nunley
Kim Nunley has been screenwriting and working as an online health and fitness writer since 2005. She’s had multiple short screenplays produced and her feature scripts have placed at the Austin Film Festival. Prior to writing full-time, she worked as a strength coach, athletic coach and college instructor. She holds a master's degree in kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton.
How Many Calories Burned on Elliptical or Bike?
Riding a bike or an elliptical burns calories. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

Working out consistently facilitates your weight loss efforts. To lose weight, you must burn more calories than you consume. The calories you burn from riding an elliptical trainer or a bike add to the total number of burned calories.

Factors

The calories that you will burn when riding an elliptical or a bike is dependent upon the intensity and duration of your workouts, as well as your own personal body weight. The longer and harder you work out will have a direct impact on the number of calories you burn. Heavier people burn more calories in the same amount of time as smaller people.

Elliptical

According to Health Status, a 150 lb. person will burn about 774 calories for every hour spent on an elliptical trainer. You can calculate an estimation of calories for your specific weight by using an online calorie calculator.

Bike

Health Status calculates that a 150 lb. person will burn about 594 calories when riding bike at 12 to 14 mph for 60 minutes, but will burn about 720 calories during that time if riding at 14 to 16 mph.

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