Calorie Burning Machine

Ever wondered how long it takes to burn 200 calories on your favorite exercise machine? According to research published in the NSCA's Performance Training Journal, the answer depends not only on whether you're male or female but which machine you select.

Scientists recruited physically active men (9) and women (10), all in their 20s, to exercise at the same intensity on rower, rider and ski simulation machines as well as treadmills, stationary bikes and stair-steppers. Men burned 200 calories by spending 15 minutes on a treadmill and 31 minutes cycling. To achieve the same result, women needed to put in 21 minutes and 44 minutes respectively.

The Bigger Picture: For women, calories were burned fastest on the treadmill, rowing machine and ski simulator. Does that guarantee you'll burn more calories in a shorter timeframe following that pattern? Not exactly. The physiological differences between people of the same age and sex are similar to the differences exhibited by men and women in this study. Bottom line: Everyone's unique.
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Aug 12, 2009
By intensity do they mean heart rate for the specific individual or setting on the machine?
If it were based on a similar average heartrate then the test may prove accurate.
sam grose
Aug 17, 2009
yannick- intensity= same amount of work in less time, usually. but really intensity is just a measurement of the amount of time it took you to do the same amount of work.