Most calories burned?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by ComedyPilot, 17 Jun 2008.

  1. ComedyPilot

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    What is the most calories you have burned in a week cycling? I am around the 7000 mark, averaging an hour a day and building up. Got a lot to burn off though:blush:
  2. andyfromotley

    andyfromotley New Member

    Otley, west yorks
    having recently dusted off the HRM and checked the figures on here i can report the following scores for last week.

    Cycle to work 1050 cals x 3 = 3150
    Cycle home 1400 cals x 3 = 4200

    Giving a grand total alst week of 7350 calories:ohmy::smile:

    Extra colories consumed 8473 ;):ohmy:!:laugh:


    Am counting my two runs in this week so that should be another 1500 or so for this week.
  3. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    the most I've done in a day is 6500, I've never really calculated how many in a week
  4. OP

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker


    I've done 3500, wasn't too bad, but I don't do that often enough.
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    6.5k in a day?

    isn't the recommended intake per day something like 3k?
  6. Cycling Naturalist

    Cycling Naturalist Legendary Member

    Yes, but if you do something like a 100 miler, you're going to need a lot of calories. I found some figures and worked out that for me to do 100 miles at 15 mph I would need 4,800 calories.
  7. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    you can eat and drink as much as is needed, I think I did this on the southern Sportive last year, I'm not a climber so it took alot out of me, and I remember losing around 6lb in weight with the fliud loss
  8. Smeggers

    Smeggers New Member

    'bout 4,000 a week - but that includes bike and gym.
  9. OP

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    I suppose it all depends on your output and training goal. If you're like me, a bit of a fatster, you need to burn more than you're putting in. If you're a god(ess) with thighs chiseled from granite, you need to put in what you're burning, otherwise your performace and health will suffer.
  10. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    I did 6500 on a London Brighton London training ride the other day and 4500 on the Dragon ride. Not sure how accurate these are but my Garmin 305 calculates based on my age, weight, HR etc so should be relatively accurate.
  11. stevenb

    stevenb New Member

    South Beds.
    Don't forget that that your burnign calories constantly whatever your doing.
    So 6,500 on a the rest used that day may have totalled approx 8-8.5 for the day.
    Thats a lot.
    I know Ranulph Fiennes and his colleague were consuming approx 8,000k's a day when they were sledge pulling in the Arctic.
  12. OP

    ComedyPilot Secret Lemonade Drinker

    7000 cals this week so far, and still Friday and Saturday to go. I might top 11-12000.
  13. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Guru

    about 11000 this week for me I seem to guzzle orange and mango juice like theres no tomorrow when I return from my commute
  14. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I am not too into this HRM mularcky (I probably will need to start looking at it since I need to start shifting some weight and improve my performances) but wore one last year for a hilly 300km ride. Calories for the ride were 12,000. Needless to say I did not consume 12,000 calories during the ride.

    I usually find myself eating to excess for a few days after a long ride. (last week the day after a very hilly 300km I ate 3 x bridies, 2 x pies, chicken curry and nan, half a litre of ice cream, 2 x boost bars, roast pork and veg, and a pizza :tongue::blush:;) Hence I am cutting back on long rides for a while to try to stick with shorter faster rides and shift a bit of weight - which works for me.
  15. Bodhbh

    Bodhbh Veteran

    Had a couple of hols last month, one a weeks walking, other a weeks cycling. The walking involved 20miles a day with a pack over fairly rough terrain, the cycling was 50-60miles a day on a touring bike with perhaps 4-5miles walking thrown in. Hope not wildly out, but reckon must have been burning about 5.5-6k calories a day total in each case.

    Still manage to put a couple kgs on each hols tho :ohmy:. Few beers in afternoon and at night, fried breakfast, couple of full on meals a day + snacking, soons adds up. Hols after all. Think the calorie dense cashew nuts and bags if mixed fruit for top ups did a bit too good a job on the walking.
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