How Many Calories Does Rollerblading Burn?

Depending on your body weight rollerblading for one hour can burn 500-1000 calories.  That is a lot of calories! Let’s take a close look at why you can burn so many calories rollerblading.

Rollerblading is an intense sport that requires nearly every muscle to engage.  The main muscles used during the sport include the leg and buttock muscles, hips, arms and torso or abdominal muscles.  The back and shoulders are even used when pumping your arms and picking up speed.  The longer the duration of time spent rollerblading, the more calories will be burned because all of these muscles are being used.

During an extreme rollerblading session your heart rate is elevated and blood starts pumping.  You will most likely break a sweat and continue to perspire throughout the rollerblading session.  All of these processes require energy and calories spent.  The harder you work at rollerblading the more calories will be burned.

Rollerblading uphill burns the most calories, but can be extremely difficult.  For beginners it is best to start rollerblading on flat terrain to build up leg muscles and endurance , in order to later combat the hills for maximum calorie burning.
Rollerblading is an excellent calorie burning sport.  You will easily burn 300-400 calories rollerblading around a park on flat terrain in an hour.  The sport is easy to learn and fun for the entire family.

Suzanne Somers

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