How many calories does a Kettlebell workout truly burn??

  • I've read on multiple websites, WebMD, Livestrong, and others that all say a vigorous Kettlebell workout burns 20 calories a minute. Yet, on DBK5 it says I didn't even burn 300 calories. I think it was 270. I was shocked! I felt like I had really shredded that workout and was getting an after buzz like what I get after Inferno, just with less lung exhaustion. What is the TRUE Kettlebell calorie burn? If the other sites are correct, which they said they based off of an actual Kettlebell study, I should have burnt closer to 1,000 calories! That seems a little high but I'd like to know which is closer to the truth and why.

    healthguru91   by: healthguru91
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    TheodoraDailyBurn  about 1 year ago by: TheodoraDailyBurn

    The estimated calories for exercise are roughly that, estimates. It takes into account your gender, age (if given), and then uses an algorithm that was derived based on the statistics of average men and women using a 'medium' intensity. Of course, these aren't specific parameters so there can and will be differences to other machines and devices that use different algorithms or methods to display the calories burned. The only 'true' accurate way to get a good read on your calories burned would be from a heart rate monitor.

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