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Walk/Run Metabolics

Mode

Speed

Grade

Energy

Body Weight

Duration

METs

VO2 (ml/kg/min)

Calories

Instructions

Enter information in left and middle columns; select appropriate menus. Click "Calculate".

Accurate requirements:

  • steady state submaximal aerobic exercise
  • walking speeds between 50 to 130 m/min (1.9-4.9 mph)
  • running at least 80 m/min (3 mph) as long as actually jogging and not walking
  • not holding onto hand rail
  • exercise is uneffected by mechanical efficiency such as wind, snow, sand, or gait abnormalities

Please note the output of this calculator may be slightly different than the examples in textbooks since this calculator does not round digits until the final values are computed.

American College of Sports Medicine, (2000) ACSM's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription, 6.

Bubb WJ, Martin AD, Howley ET (1985). Predicting oxygen uptake during level walking at speeds of 80 to 130 meters per minute. Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation, 5(10), 462-465.









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