Rowing Machine Calorie Calculator

Rowing Calorie Calculator


If you used a Concept2 rowing machine, you can enter the average calories burned per hour from its logs (see Info below).


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How to calculate the calories burned while rowing?

Using data from your Concept 2 Rower

The issue with the data Concept2 displays is that they show the burned calories based on a person weighing 175pound or 79.5kg. If that is not your weight (which is likely), you can use our calculator to convert this number based on your weight.

To find the Calories per Hour, you need to navigate your workout's "View Detail" screen. You can either enter this data from the machine's Memory or from USB Logbook (If you used a USB stick). After selecting the workout, the screen should look like this:

If your screen doesn't show Calories, press the Units Button until Calories are displayed.

Using the MET Method

MET stands for metabolic equivalents. It is an indicator of the energy you are burning based on its activity. One MET means resting or sitting still.

With the knowledge of the MET, it is possible to calculate the calories burned per minute:

Calories burned per minute = (MET * body weight in Kg * 3.5) / 200

Examples of calories burned by time in minutes while rowing

Let's show a few examples for a bodyweight of 165lbs / 75kg:

Activity 5 minutes 10 minutes 20 minutes 30 minutes
stationary, general, moderate effort 32 calories burned 63 calories burned 126 calories burned 189 calories burned
stationary ergometer, general, vigorous effort 39 calories burned 79 calories burned 158 calories burned 236 calories burned
stationary, 100 watts, moderate effort 46 calories burned 92 calories burned 184 calories burned 276 calories burned
stationary, 150 watts, vigorous effort 56 calories burned 112 calories burned 223 calories burned 335 calories burned
stationary, 200 watts, very vigorous effort 79 calories burned 158 calories burned 315 calories burned 473 calories burned

Use our calculator above to calculate the burned calories based on your own body's weight.

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