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Cycling classes and calories burnt

I just started cycling classes, and i L-O-V-E them! I was just wondering if anyone had an estimate as to how many calories you burn during an hour class? Anything?

Fri. Jul 6, 5:08pm

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Some instructors have suggested 500-1000 calories which I found a little rediculous. I've worn a heart rate monitor w/ a colorie counter for tons of them and my range is @400-550. If I've started the class on fire and skipped the warmup and cooldown, I've been as high as 600 but that's the most.
(I'm a 5'9" female)

Friday, July 06, 2007, 5:16 PM

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It depends on a lot of factors but I know that when I hop on a spin bike (on my own at the gym-not during a class), I burn 540 calories in 60 minutes. I am 5ft 4 in tall, 137 lbs, and female, and working hard, but not too too hard! I wear a heart rate monitor and it encourages me to work harder or back off depending on what my heart rate is! I highly recommend getting one!

Friday, July 06, 2007, 10:16 PM

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