Burpee Equivalent​s of Junk Food

Posted: March 27, 2013 in Exercise, Fitness, Nutrition, Training
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Burpee Equivalents:  Understanding Junk Food in terms of Your Favorite Exercise

by Dr. Jeff Godin, Ph.D., CSCS, & Spartan Coach

Occasionally we slip up with our diets and sneak in some junk calories. When we do, we have to pay the price…In Burpees!  At Spartan Coaching HQ we have been conducting research to quantify energy expenditure during the Burpee exercise.  Here is what we found:

Burpee

 

Calories (kcals)

burpees for 130lb individual

burpees for 180lb individual

1 large French Fries

500

524

349

1 IPA beer

195

204

136

1 Slice of Dominos Peperoni Pizza

260

272

182

1 8 ounce Ted’s Bison Cheesburger

730

765

510

1 scoop of Ben Jerry’s Cookie Dough ice cream

270

283

189

1 12” Roast beef sub from Subway

970

1016

677

1 Cola soft drink

200

210

140

1 Fried Calamari Appetizer

700

733

489

1 Plain Bagel

320

335

223

1 Slice of Cheescake

1000

1048

698

1 Egg McMuffin Sandwich

300

314

210

1 Cadbury Creme Egg

59

62

41

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Comments
  1. It’s frightening how many burpees you need to do to burn off a large order of fries! Thank you for posting this – it really gives a new & different perspective on fast food!

  2. AB says:

    How depressing! Had no idea it would take SO many burpees to burn off the junk food. Better to learn late than never. Thanks for posting!

  3. Stacy says:

    Reblogged this on Stacy Collis and commented:
    This is a great article! While counting calories may keep you in the target calorie range, not eating the RIGHT food in that range can cost you.

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