Cycling vs Running Calories Burn

Last updated on April 17th, 2018

Generally, running is better than calories to burn calories. According to broad calculations from the American College of Sports Medicine, “someone weighing 150 pounds who runs at a brisk seven minutes per mile will incinerate about 1,000 calories per hour. That same person pedaling at a steady 16 to 19 miles per hour will burn about 850 calories”.

A study about Cycling vs Biking has published on On that study, they have clearly shown that running is much better than cycling to burn calories.

The study with a table is given below.

Weight Cycling and Running Speed (mph) Burn Calories by Running (per hour) Burn Calories by Cycling (per hour)
200 5 755 364
160 5 606 292
240 5 905 436


Both (Cycling and Running) are rhythmic aerobic activities that involve large muscle mass,” said by Dr. Hirofumi Tanaka a professor of kinesiology and director of the Cardiovascular Aging Research Laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin.

It is mater of fact that cycling and running both of them are great aerobic activities. But in this case (Calories burning) running is the best exercise than cycling.




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