# Jump Rope Calorie Calculator

Welcome to the **jump rope calorie calculator**.
It doesn't matter whether you want to jump rope for weight loss, to get some cardio in, or to start a jump rope before-and-after a journey.
Our **jump rope** **calorie** **calculator** will motivate you to spend some time doing **one of the most efficient exercises** out there by teaching you about the many **benefits of jumping rope**, chief of which is how jumping rope is good cardio.

So, let's **jump** to it! … Sorry! 🤣

## How to use the jump rope calorie calculator?

We understand — you're in a rush to get back to skipping rope.
That's why we made this **jump rope calorie calculator**!

**Pick a jump rate**— The more skips per minute, the higher the metabolic equivalent of the task (MET), and the more remarkable results your jump rope cardio session will deliver!**Enter your weight**— If your goal with jumping rope is to lose weight, you'll be happy to hear that jumping rope burns more calories the more you weigh.**Enter how long you've been jumping**— Jumping for longer will burn more calories.- If you want, you can
**work backward!**Given your weight, jumping rate, and how many calories you want to burn in a session, you can determine**how long you'd need to keep jumping**. Time for some jump rope cardio!

Remember, what we colloquially refer to as "calories" **are actually "kilocalories" or "kcal"**, so keep that in mind when interpreting the jump rope calorie calculator's results.

## How many calories does jumping rope burn?

Just like with any exercise, you can calculate **how many calories jumping rope burns** per minute with this **simple formula**:

`calorie rate = MET * weight * 7 / 400`

Let's break down these values:

`calorie rate`

—**Rate at which you burn calories**. Here, it's in**calories per minute**, which is a unit of power.`MET`

— Represents the exercise's**intensity**. Its exact value depends on**how fast you're skipping**; for a**typical jumping rate**of 100-120 skips per minute,`MET = 11.8`

. You can**read more**about what MET means in the dedicated section.`weight`

— Your weight in kilograms.

Then, if you **time your rope skipping sessions**, you can calculate the **total number of calories you've burned** with the equation:

`calories burned = calorie rate * time`

with `time`

in minutes so that the time units align.

In terms of burning calories, skipping rope is **on par with** **running** **and** **cycling**, but you can do it **in one spot** instead of needing wide swaths of running space.

## What is MET?

The **MET** of an activity represents **how much energy you expend relatively to sitting still**.
It's an acronym for the more definitive term **"metabolic equivalent of (the) task"**.
A higher MET means an activity costs more energy to perform.

A major benefit of jumping rope is its **high MET**.
Jumping rope at just an average pace has an MET of **11.8** — this means you spend **11.8 times as much energy** jumping rope as you do sitting at home, watching TV.
No wonder skipping rope is such **good cardio**!

You can consult this handy table to see how your jumping rate correlates to MET.

Skipping rate | MET |
---|---|

<100 skips/minute | 8.8 |

100-120 skips/minute | 11.8 |

120-160 skips/minute | 12.3 |

## What are the benefits of jumping rope? Is jump rope good cardio?

As we've already seen, **jumping rope burns calories** like few other exercises can.
Therefore, a great benefit of jumping rope is **weight loss** — just look at the jump rope before-and-after photos on the Internet!
Jump rope is good cardio, and doing just 100 jump ropes a day for long enough can have a **massive impact on your fitness**.
What's more, 100 rope jumps a day is only one minute.
Jump for ten, and you'll burn through **150 calories**!
Don't believe it?
You can test this claim by doing the math or by **using our jump rope calorie calculator**.

## FAQ

### How many calories can I burn jumping rope?

You burn **17 calories for every minute** you skip rope.
This number assumes your weight is 181 pounds (that of the average American) and that you're skipping at a pace of 120 skips per minute.
Both your **weight** and your **skipping rate** influence **how many calories you burn** per minute.

### How many calories are burned by doing 1000 jump ropes?

You burn roughly **170 calories** by doing **1,000 jump ropes**.
We assume that your 1,000 jumps are done in **roughly 10 minutes**, although the number shouldn't change by much if you take more or less time.
We also assume you're of average weight. If you **weigh more**, you'll **burn more calories** with your 1,000 jumps.

### How many calories are burned by jumping rope for 15 minutes?

You can burn **up to 300 calories** for jumping rope **for 15 minutes**.
The exact number would be determined by your **weight** and **how fast you skip**, but you can expect to shed **between 240 and 300 calories** on average.

### What burns more calories — running or jumping rope?

Running and jumping rope **burn calories at roughly an equal rate**, although this depends on the **intensity** of the exercises.
We measure this with MET, which represents how many times faster you spend energy doing an exercise.
**Running at 7 miles per hour** and **doing roughly 110 skips per minute** burns calories **at an equal rate**, as both exercises have **an MET of about 11.8** at these intensities.