Foot Pounds to Calories
May 10, 2011 8:16 PM Subscribe
There are plenty of charts that show calories burned from running. But is figuring calories burned lifting weights this simple?
posted by CollectiveMind to health & fitness (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I found a foot-pounds to calories conversion tool. If a bicep curls a 20 lb weight 21 inches (from mid thigh to chest), that's 20lbs times 1.8 feet or 45 foot-pounds. And the conversion tool says one repetition burns about 73 calories. Is that right?