Amount of Calories Burned by Different Sports

exhausted athleteThe fine folks over at Nutristrategy have calculated the calories burned per hour of various sports and athletics. Below is the list of how many calories are burned from performing each sport or activity. Though there are far more intensive sports out there, playing singles tennis is fairly good. But for doubles players even grooming horses is more of a workout. Regardless, tennis isn’t nearly as lame as the other sport game it is often compared to — golf. Both mowing the lawn and cleaning gutters burn more calories, and are more fun, than golf.

ACTIVITY, EXERCISE OR SPORT (1 HOUR) CALORIES BURNED
Cross country skiing, uphill 1348
Cycling, >20 mph, racing 1308
Running, 9 mph (6.5 min mile) 1226
Running, stairs, up 1226
Speed skating, ice, competitive 1226
Running, 8.6 mph (7 min mile) 1144
Cross country skiing, racing 1144
Running, 8 mph (7.5 min mile) 1103
Stationary cycling, very vigorous 1022
Running, 7.5mph (8 min mile) 1022
Cycling, 16-19 mph, very fast, racing 981
Rowing machine, very vigorous 981
Boxing, in ring 981
Handball 981
Jai alai 981
Jumping rope, fast 981
Roller blading, in-line skating 981
Squash 981
Canoeing, rowing, vigorous 981
Crew, sculling, rowing, competition 981
Running, 7 mph (8.5 min mile) 940
Running, 6.7 mph (9 min mile) 899
Rock climbing, ascending rock 899
Swimming butterfly 899
Stationary cycling, vigorous 858
Cycling, 14-15.9 mph, vigorous 817
Running, 6 mph (10 min mile) 817
Running, on a track, team practice 817
Track and field (hurdles) 817
Martial arts, judo, karate, jujitsu 817
Martial arts, kick boxing 817
Martial arts, tae kwan do 817
Krav maga training 817
Paddleball, competitive 817
Racquetball, competitive 817
Jumping rope, moderate 817
Rugby 817
Soccer, competitive 817
Swimming laps, freestyle, fast 817
Swimming, treading water, fast, vigorous 817
Water polo 817
Stair machine 735
Running, 5.2 mph (11.5 minute mile) 735
Running, cross country 735
Boxing, sparring 735
Football, competitive 735
Orienteering 735
Climbing hills, carrying over 42 lb 735
Ice skating, rapidly 735
Cross country skiing, vigorous 735
Cycling, mountain bike, bmx 695
Rowing machine, vigorous 695
Aerobics, step aerobics 695
Cycling, 12-13.9 mph, moderate 654
Calisthenics, vigorous, pushups, situps… 654
Circuit training, minimal rest 654
Running, 5 mph (12 minute mile) 654
Running, general 654
Basketball game, competitive 654
Running, training, pushing wheelchair 654
Football, touch, flag, general 654
Frisbee, ultimate frisbee 654
Handball, team 654
Hockey, field hockey 654
Hockey, ice hockey 654
Horse racing, galloping 654
Lacrosse 654
Polo 654
Rock climbing, rappelling 654
Jumping rope, slow 654
Tennis, singles 654
Volleyball, competitive 654
Volleyball, beach 654
Carrying 25 to 49 lbs, upstairs 654
Climbing hills, carrying 21 to 42 lb 654
Rock climbing, mountain climbing 654
Walking 5.0 mph 654
Swimming sidestroke 654
Swimming synchronized 654
Water jogging 654
Cross country skiing, moderate 654
Downhill snow skiing, racing 654
Snow shoeing 654
Carrying heavy loads 654
Carrying moderate loads upstairs 654
Climbing hills, carrying 10 to 20 lb 613
Stationary cycling, moderate 572
Rowing machine, moderate 572
Ski machine 572
Aerobics, high impact 572
Basketball, officiating 572
Kickball 572
Playing racquetball 572
Roller skating 572
Playing soccer 572
Playing tennis 572
Wallyball 572
Backpacking, Hiking with pack 572
Climbing hills, carrying up to 9 lbs 572
Canoeing, rowing, moderate 572
Ski mobiling 572
Skin diving, scuba diving 572
Swimming laps, freestyle, slow 572
Swimming backstroke 572
Ice skating, average speed 572
Cross country snow skiing, slow 572
Sledding, tobagganing, luge 572
Aerobics, general 531
Basketball, wheelchair 531
Horseback riding, trotting 531
Marching, rapidly, military 531
Race walking 531
Teach exercise classes (& participate) 531
Walking 4.5 mph 515
Cycling, 10-11.9 mph, light 490
Weight lifting, body building, vigorous 490
Jazzercise 490
Instructing aerobic class 490
Track and field (high jump, pole vault) 490
Playing basketball, non game 490
Boxing, punching bag 490
Fencing 490
Horse grooming, moderate 490
Playing paddleball 490
Softball, pitching 490
Tennis, doubles 490
Wrestling 490
Carrying 16 to 24 lbs, upstairs 490
Hiking, cross country 490
Walking 3.5 mph, uphill 490
Skiing, water skiing 490
Swimming leisurely, not laps 490
Downhill snow skiing, moderate 490
Shoveling snow by hand 490
Stationary cycling, light 449
Health club exercise 449
Ballroom dancing, fast 449
Ice skating, < 9 mph 449
Mowing lawn, walk, power mower 449
Unicycling 409
Aerobics, low impact 409
Cricket (batting, bowling) 409
Skateboarding 409
Softball or baseball 409
Carrying infant, upstairs 409
Walk/run, playing with children, vigorous 409
Children’s games, hopscotch, dodgeball 409
Walking using crutches 409
Walking 4.0 mph, very brisk 409
Kayaking 409
Sailing, competition 409
Snorkeling 409
Whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing 409
Snow skiing, downhill skiing, light 409
Cleaning gutters 409
Ballet, twist, jazz, tap 368
Badminton 368
Basketball, shooting baskets 368
Golf, general 368
Golf, walking and carrying clubs 368
Painting 368
Weeding, cultivating garden 368
Golf, walking and pulling clubs 351
Raking lawn 351
Cycling, <10 mph, leisure bicycling 327
Stretching, hatha yoga 327
Water aerobics 327
Track and field (shot, discus) 327
Coaching: football, basketball, soccer… 327
Curling 327
Gymnastics 327
Hacky sack 327
Riding a horse, general 327
Juggling 327
Softball, officiating 327
Table tennis, ping pong 327
Tai chi 327
Walk/run, playing with children, moderate 327
Pushing a wheelchair 327
Canoeing, camping trip 327
Paddle boat 327
Swimming, treading water, moderate 327
Water aerobics, water calisthenics 327
Walk / run, playing with animals 327
Gardening, general 327
Bagging grass, leaves 327
Walking, pushing a wheelchair 327
Teach physical education,exercise class 327
Walking 3.5 mph, brisk pace 311
Calisthenics, light 286
Rowing machine, light 286
Archery 286
Golf, using power cart 286
Horesback riding, saddling horse 286
Horseback riding, grooming horse 286
Trampoline 286
Carrying infant, level ground 286
Snowmobiling 286
General housework 286
Bathing dog 286
Walking, snow blower 286
Carpentry, general 286
General cleaning 286
Walking 3.0 mph, moderate 270
Stationary cycling, very light 245
Weight lifting, light workout 245
Ballroom dancing, slow 245
Bowling 245
Frisbee playing, general 245
Golf, driving range 245
Golf, miniature golf 245
Horseshoe pitching 245
Shuffleboard, lawn bowling 245
Sky diving 245
Playing volleyball 245
Carrying small children 245
Loading, unloading car 245
Walking downstairs 245
Walking the dog 245
Walking 2.5 mph 245
Canoeing, rowing, light 245
Windsurfing, sailing 245
Sailing, yachting, ocean sailing 245
Surfing, body surfing or board surfing 245
Water volleyball 245
Diving, springboard or platform 245
Riding, snow blower 245
Taking out trash 245
Standing, playing with children, light 229
Mild stretching 204
Billiards 204
Croquet 204
Darts (wall or lawn) 204
Football or baseball, playing catch 204
Horseback riding, walking 204
Bird watching 204
Pushing stroller or walking with children 204
Walking 2.0 mph, slow 204
Boating, power, speed boat 204
Sit, playing with animals 204
Mowing lawn, riding mower 204
Cleaning, dusting 204
Walking, under 2.0 mph, very slow 163
Watering lawn or garden 123

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    Really? I thought singles would be much higher than that… and come to think of it, seems like there should be a bigger gap between dubs and singles. Right?