An accurate number of calories burned while doing squats
How many calories do you burn squatting? That is a very popular question asked by many people starting their fitness goals. Squats are one of the most intense and best exercises you can do for overall fitness purposes. It burns an insane amount of calories, cuts fat and forces your muscles to develop. So why do so many people avoid doing squats?
It's the most overseen exercise known. Many will choose to avoid it because it's very hard to do. It uses the most muscle in your body out of any other exercise. Not to mention the day after you'll experience a tremendous amount of pain in your lower back and legs. With that said, DO NOT neglect your legs no matter how hard the workout is!
Depending on your body size and how fast you do this exercise, you'll burn 200-400 calories in a 30 minute session. Lets, such as, take a 150 lbs. average sized person. In 30 minutes of vigorous session, you'll burn around 280 calories. Of course the slower the pace, the less you burn. In a workout" you'll burn around 200 calories.
The reason this exercise burns so many calories is that - you burn most of your calories through your legs. The more you use your legs, it's easier to burn more calories. The more weight you put on your back, the more intense the workout is. Therefore burning more calories in the same amount of time.
Also, the more fat you have on your body, the more you'll burn calories...faster. If you weigh 300 lbs., your more likely to burn around 400-600 calories per 30 minute session of squats. Doing "air squats" could intense also, depending on how much you weigh. Performing this exercise with very little rest in between will help you burn more - faster. Keeping your heart rate up, sweat flowing will help trigger the after burn affect, which will burn calories up to 48 hours after your workout.
The most important thing is to keep your workouts fun and consistent. If you feel like you're getting bored with the same workouts, change it up. It's worthless to do squats once a month, use this single exercise at least once a week. You'll notice a huge difference in your lifts and overall fitness levels.