Don’t lay a finger on that Butterfinger, lest you wish to do a LOT of burpees!
Listen, we’re not saying to not eat candy – it’s devilishly delicious! But the average American will consume 3.4 pounds of candy during the Halloween season. As with everything action in the universe, there must be an equal or opposite reaction. In the case of candy, that reaction is burpees, to which almost all people are opposed!
Below is a chart that calculates the equivalent numbers of burpees a person must perform in order to burn off a fun size piece of candy. We repeat: these are fun size portions!
|1 Treat (Fun Size)||Calories||# of Burpees for a 140 lbs Person||# of Burpees for a 180 lbs Person|
|Reese's Peanut Butter Cup||80||72||55|
If you prefer your candy in super fun (read: traditional) size quantities, most are 200 calories, resulting in 180 and 140 burpees respective to the two above weight categories.
If you’re a masochist and want to see how long you’ll be stuck in burpee purgatory for all your meals, use this handy chart to calculate (prepared by Dr. Jeff Godin):
Energy Expenditure During Burpee (kcals/burpees)
|kcals per Burpee||.95||1.03||1.11||1.19||1.27||1.35||1.43||1.51||1.59
Not all is lost. While doing burpee after burpee will burn off these treats, there are much more enjoyable ways of getting your exercise. AS ONE Fitness focuses on dynamic, high intensity training in a community atmosphere. Every workout completely tests your entire body, increasing strength and stamina while never getting boring. Burn up to 1,000 calories in a class. The best thing: your first class is on us.
Come experience the AS ONE Effect at our Upper West Side location for free. If not, there’s always burpees!