# How many calories do I burn playing volleyball?

## You can burn 105 – 765 calories playing 30 minutes of volleyball.

It depends on how much you weigh, how much you move, and if you’re playing for fun or competitively. Below is an estimate of how many calories you can burn playing volleyball for 30 minutes.

### Non-competitive volleyball (6-9 people per team)

• If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 105 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 145 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 180 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 215 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 250 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 285 calories in 30 minutes.

### Competitive volleyball

• If you weigh 150 lbs, you can burn approximately 285 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 200 lbs, you can burn approximately 380 calories in 30 minutes
• If you weigh 250 lbs, you can burn approximately 475 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 300 lbs, you can burn approximately 575 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 350 lbs, you can burn approximately 670 calories in 30 minutes.
• If you weigh 400 lbs, you can burn approximately 765 calories in 30 minutes.
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