How Many Calories Does a Press-up (Push-Up) Burn?

Introduction Estimates of exactly how many calories a single press-up (or push-up) burns vary somewhat, from about 0.29 calories each to 0.36 calories per press-up, depending on the research you cite (Cohen, 2012; McCall, 2017). However, a 2014 study from researchers at Arizona State University (Vezina et al., 2014) (and based on an earlier thesis… Read More


Obesity Management: Linking Sedentary Threshold & Energy Expenditure

Research Paper Title Posture Allocation Revisited: Breaking the Sedentary Threshold of Energy Expenditure for Obesity Management. Abstract There is increasing recognition that low-intensity physical activities of daily life play an important role in achieving energy balance and that their societal erosion through substitution with sedentary (mostly sitting) behaviors, whether occupational or for leisure, impact importantly… Read More

Weight Management Studies: Comparing DLW with TEE

Research Paper Title Establishing energy requirements for body weight maintenance: validation of an intake-balance method. Background Experimentally establishing a group’s body weight maintenance energy requirement is an important component of metabolism research. At present, the reference approach for measuring the metabolizable energy intake (MEI) from foods required for body weight maintenance in non-confined subjects is… Read More

AFSOC Special Tactics Officer Selection: What Place Accelerometry & Salivary Cortisol?

Research Paper Title Accelerometry and salivary cortisol response during Air Force Special Tactics Officer selection. Background Special Tactics Officer (STO) selection is conducted to select officers to enter the combat controller training pipeline. The aims were to determine physical activity patterns, estimate energy expenditure, and identify whether return and/or unsuccessful candidates demonstrated differences in cortisol… Read More

Calories for Work…

“Approximately 3,200 kcal could meet the daily energy requirements for physical exercise for a 70 kg person whereas 2,600 calories was sufficient for simple office work. The metabolism of a farm worker during harvesting would require 4,300 kcal. The peak values of the daily calorie consumption for lumberjacks would amount to approximately 6,000 kcal for a 70 kg person. Long-distance racing cyclists,… Read More

Risk Factors for Exertional Rhabdomyolysis in Military Populations

Research Paper Title Exertional Rhabdomyolysis: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention. Abstract Exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER) is a medical condition whereby damage to skeletal muscle is induced by excessive physical activity in otherwise healthy individuals. The individual performs so much activity that he/ she presumably depletes local muscle energy stores and muscle cells are unable to maintain… Read More

Is there a Metabolic Cost (Premium) of Walking in an EOD Suit?

Research Paper Title Predicting the Metabolic Cost of Walking while Wearing Explosive Ordnance Disposal Protective Clothing. Introduction The use of improvised explosive devices (IED) is becoming more prevalent in modern warfare, civil unrest and lone wolf terrorism. This has led to a greater role for explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians to neutralise the threat of… Read More