How Many Calories Are Burned Doing Isometrics

Question

Asked by Marian

How Many Calories Are Burned Doing Isometrics

I am using a body ball for Isometric exercise and would like to know how many calories I burn doing this exercise.

Answer

It is a bit tough to estimate without knowing your heart rate during the activity plus your exertional effort and your level of fitness. I would offer that it is obviously less aerobic than typical aerobic exercises (running, boxing, jumping rope, jogging, walking hills, etc) and it also tends to burn less calories than a heavy weight training program. I'd guesstimate about 200-300 calories per hour.