Calories Burned Doing Kenpo

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One of the Martial Arts

We're very familiar with this art as our son has a black belt and owned a dojo until an injury forced him to move onto another field.

He was - and still is an excellent instructor and very devoted to Kenpo.

Areas of the Body Strengthened

This art can involve mild to strenuous activity and offers many benefits to the body.

One of the strongest is in the area of balance and coordination. He taught several students who were of senior age who participated simply to hone their balance.

When we age, accidents that are balance related are one of the major reasons why older individuals often lose their independence, having to move into a situation where other people are there to assist them with at times, the most basic of functions. Therefore, sharpening balance skills may prevent such - but not just for older adults.

In addition, the heart, lungs and muscles of the body are strengthened during activity.

Kenpo: Calories Burned Amid Activity

This activity burns a significant amount of energy. Even a very small 105 pound individual will burn close to 500 kcals over a period of 90 minutes.

A 190 pound individual will burn close to 850 calories over the same amount of time while a 250 pound individual will burn over 1100 calories! This is considerably more than mowing a lawn by hand.

Kenpo, Not Without Risks

When our son had his dojo, he participated in numerous competitions. I never went because I appreciated the art itself; I simply don't like violence of any sort - or competitions for that matter. And the situation was even more intense because they involved our son.

He had been going through his moves one day prior to an upcoming competition and when he flexed his knee, he heard a pop. I begged him not to go to the competition, but who listens to their five foot tall mother? He knew he'd win - because he had never lost in all of the competitions that he had participated in before.

But then the phone call came - a few hours after the competition started. He was at the hospital and he needed surgery. What followed impacted the entire family and a long recovery time for him.

Moral of the Story: Pace yourself when performing any activity and monitor your endurance level; in addition - always listen to your mother.

Amount of Calories Burned Performing Kenpo Chart

KENPO

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Minutes 15 30 45 60 75 90

WEIGHT IN POUNDS

CALORIES BURNED (KCALS EXPENDED)

105

77

154 231 308 385 462

110

81

162 243 324 405 486

115

85

170 255 340 425 510

120

88

176 264 352 440 528

125

92

184 276 368 460 552

130

96

192 288 384 480 576

140

103

206 309 412 515 618

150

110

220 330 440 550 660

160

118

236 354 472 590 708

170

125

250 375 500 625 750

180

132

264 396 528 660 792

190

140

280 420 560 700 840

200

147

294 441 588 735 882

210

154

308 462 616 770 924

220

162

324 486 648 810 972

230

169

338 507 676 845 1014

240

176

352 528 704 880 1056

250

184

368 552 736 920 1104

Index-Activities & Calories Expended

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