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# How Many Calories Can You Burn From 100 Squats?

by
Shannon Marks
Shannon Marks started her journalism career in 1994. She was a reporter at the "Beachcomber" in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and contributed to "Philadelphia Weekly." Marks also served as a research editor, reporter and contributing writer at lifestyle, travel and entertainment magazines in New York City. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Temple University.
Squats are a type of exercise known as calisthenics. Photo Credit Mike Powell/Digital Vision/Getty Images

The amount of calories you burn while exercising is formulated based on the intensity of the exercise and your weight. According to Calorie Lab, a 135-pound person doing squats for 15 minutes can burn 108 calories.

## Calories Burned Formula

PeerTrainer, a fitness website, explains that you can estimate the number of calories you burn during exercise with this formula: (METs x 3.5 x weight in kilograms ÷ 200) x duration in minutes = calories burned. METs, or metabolic equivalent units, represent your intensity level.

## Activity Guide

The Compendium of Physical Activities Tracking Guide, developed by Stanford University professor William L. Haskell, is a list of activities and MET values. Squats have a MET value of 8.0, if you are working out rigorously — like doing 100 squats in just a few minutes. If it takes you more than 10 minutes to do 100 squats, your MET value will be closer to 3.5.

## Metablic Equivalent Units

If you weigh 135 pounds and do 100 squats in five minutes with a METs value of 8.0, you will burn about 43 calories. If you do 100 squats in 10 minutes, while weighing 135 pounds, with a METs value of 3.5, you will burn 37 calories.

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