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How many calories do I burn on an elliptical?

When you eat more calories than you burn, your body stores calories from your diet as body fat. You want to lose this body fat. With an elliptical, you easily burn calories, but how long should you be on the elliptical to compensate for that piece of cake? In this article, I explain how many calories a man and woman burn on average on the elliptical.


Duration workout Number of calories you burn
50kg 30 minutes 190 kcal
60kg 30 minutes 230 kcal
70kg 30 minutes 270 kcal
80kg 30 minutes 300 kcal
90kg 30 minutes 340 kcal
100 kg 30 minutes 765 kcal

How many calories will I burn on an elliptical?

burn calories on an elliptical

As a man of 80kg, on average, you burn 300 calories with a 30-minute workout on the elliptical. As a woman of 60kg, on average, you burn 230 calories with a 30-minute workout on the elliptical In the table below, you see how many calories you burn on average with a certain weight and duration of the workout. How many calories you actually burn on an elliptical depends on multiple factors. Your weight, your muscle mass, your daily activities, but also the intensity with which you workout and your heart rate all affect the calories you burn.

How long should I work out on the elliptical to burn that piece of apple pie?

How long on the elliptical

Of course, healthy eating and exercising is important to keep your calorie intake and your burned calories balanced. Yet, it's not terrible to have an occasional snack. Just work out on the elliptical the next day. So, did you eat a piece of apple pie? Compensate it with an average of 25 minutes on the elliptical. Would you rather go for a bowl of crips on your Saturday night? If so, step on the elliptical for at least 15 minutes. If you also have a beer, you have to work out for 10 minutes longer. To compensate for that croissant from Sunday morning, you must spend an average of 20 minutes on the fitness machine. If you also eat some fries with mayonnaise during the weekend, you may start watching a series during your workout. To burn these calories, you have to work out for 1 hour on the elliptical.

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