People looking for quick and easy ways to burn calories need look no further than the jumping jack. This old school exercise is completed by school kids and army recruits everywhere. It’s also a great way for the average guy or gal to get in shape and lose weight. So how many calories does 100 jumping jacks burn?
The answer is – approximately 100 calories.
This number varies greatly depending on your size, health, gender, and level of intensity at which you perform the 100 jumping jacks. In laboratory tests, most individuals burned just over 1 calorie per jumping jack while performing them at a medium intensity (5 out of 10).
Heavier individuals (males over 200 pounds) who did them at a high intensity burned about 150-175 calories doing 100 jumping jacks.
Jumping jacks are a great exercise because they work every major muscle group in the body, which explains why they burn such as high rate of calories. The more muscles your body works – the more calories (energy) it burns.
Individuals who want to burn even more calories doing jumping jacks can use ankle and wrist weights. There are also weighted exercise vests you can wear to increase calorie burn.
Before trying to do 100 jumping jacks at once see if you can do 10 and then move up from there. Make sure you have plenty of open space around you.