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How long do I have to bike to lose 1 pound (lb)?

How long do I have to bike to lose 1 pound (lb)?

It can take 2-12 hours of biking to lose 1 pound.

It depends on how much you weigh and how fast you bike. Below is an estimate of how long you’ll have to bike (at various speeds) to lose 1 lb.

8 miles per hour (mph) (7.5 minute mile)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 12 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 9 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 7 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 6 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 4.5 hours to lose 1 lb.

10 mph (6 minute mile)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 8 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 6 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 4 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 3.5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 3 hours to lose 1 lb.

12 mph (5 minute mile)

  • If you weigh 150 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 6 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 200 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 4.5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 250 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 3.5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 300 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 3 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 350 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 2.5 hours to lose 1 lb.
  • If you weigh 400 lbs, you’ll have to bike for approximately 2 hours to lose 1 lb.
Sources:
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, et al. Compendium of physical activities: an update of activity codes and MET intensities. Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 32, No. 9, Suppl., pp. S498–S516, 2000.
Calorie calculations from equation: (METs x 3.5 x body weight in kg)/200 = calories/minute



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