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Unread 02-21-2018, 04:54 PM
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Default Estimating calorie burn in high intensity half-court basketball

I've been playing about 3 hours a week, games with really experienced guys much better than me. It's constant running and moving around non-stop.
My guess is maybe 1.5 the calorie burn of walking the same amount of time. would be a good start?

For example, a human can walk fast and do 4 miles per hour. Estimated 100 calorie burn per mile at 200 lbs at a fast pace, or 100 cal per 15 min.
Would 300 cal per 30 minutes of basketball be a good estimate?

On the other hand I've seen full court rated at 550 calories per hour and that seems way too low. Does it mean you can beat yourself up via running and only achieve 30-50% higher burn than running at best?
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Don't pay attention to those estimates for things like basketball etc. With some really intense play, the burn can be considerably greater than fast walking.

Problem with estimates for team sports is intensity varies so much depending on circumstances of the game and personal effort.
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Don't pay attention to those estimates for things like basketball etc. With some really intense play, the burn can be considerably greater than fast walking.

Problem with estimates for team sports is intensity varies so much depending on circumstances of the game and personal effort.
All the sweat/water loss screws up weighing which makes me hard to figure out if I'm gaining or maintaining.
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Half-way measures don't get very far. You can only do one thing well at a time. Trying to gain muscle while losing fat will result in failure.

Get to 10% bodyfat first while lifting weights heavy 3x a week with reduced volume. Two weeks maintenance. Bulk up slowly (1 lb weight gain per week max), focus on getting stronger, measure body composition changes often.
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