How many calories do my martial arts classes burn?
Written on the 5 March 2019
Martial Arts has been proven to be a good way to burn calories and shred fat. This article will provide real evidence from three GIANT Martial Arts male adult students who weigh approx 75-80kg. One student has monitored his classes from last October 2018, so we have almost 6 months of calorie burning evidence.
Before we get into the class evidence, lets compare the calories burnt with other activities over a one-hour period for a similar sized male:
- Sleeping 50-60 calories
Martial Arts Related Activities
- Yoga 290-320 calories
Here is what the GIANT Martial Arts calorie study has shown:
Hapkido (broken up by the following classes)
- Yellow Tip - Movement, Strength & Conditioning Classes 600-630 calories
Burnt on average 650-700 calories
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes
Burnt on average 560-600 calories
Hapkido Grading Test
A 1.5 hour grading test for a purple belt who was one of the male students clocked up a whopping 992 calories. WOW!
Calorie equivalent to yummy junk food
650 calories burned by an entire one hour GIANT Martial Arts class is roughly equal to the following junk foods/drinks:
7-9 chocolate chip cookies or
So eating cookies, beer, pizza and Maccas during the week might mean weeks of extra martial arts classes in order to burn off the accumulated calories and catch up. Alternatively you could eat whatever you wanted leading up to grading time as the GIANT Grading test has a burn of over 900 calories!!!
Hope you have enjoyed this information and can now plan your workouts around your diet! Please like and share with your friends who could benefit from the information.