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How Many Calories Can You Burn From 100 Squats?

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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.
How Many Calories Can You Burn From 100 Squats?
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.

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Calories Burned Formula

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Add weights to increase the intensity of your workout. Photo Credit: Jani Bryson/iStock/Getty Images

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

A fitness group doing squats.
A fitness group doing squats. Photo Credit: monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Getty Images

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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