Hi, when performing the exercise bicycle crunches will keepi
Patient :Hi, when performing the exercise bicycle crunches will keeping the legs straight whilst performing the exercise burn a significantly greater number of calories compared to when keeping the leg at a very or slightly bent/ slacker form or is the difference in the the number of calories burnt only 0.5 - 1 calorie more per rep. In other words, is the number of calories burnt roughly the same/ negligible in number & difference when keeping the legs in a straight form whilst performing the exercise and when keeping the leg bent/ slacker whilst performing the exercise. I'm writing a health & fitness report on how many calories are burnt when performing the exercise bicycle crunches and i need an accurate & detailed number of how many calories are burnt when performing the exercise when the legs are kept straight or bent/ slacker. Does the straightness/ slackness of the leg during the exercise not really affect the number of calories burnt in number (is there only a slight difference e.g. 0.5 - 1 calories more if there is any difference) or are the number of calories burnt in both methods roughly the same. Thankyou for your help and kind regards,
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com
I understand your concern.
You burn more calories while the leg is straight and is raised upwards keeping it as straight as possible.
You will burn 1-2 calories per 10 counts. Approximation of values is difficult because no such literature is available.
Please feel free to discuss further.
These Q&A’s are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.