Boxing and related sports activities have become a standard workout regime at many fitness studios worldwide. Oftentimes, people are interested in the calories expended during these workouts. This note focuses on determining the calories in a boxer's jab, using kinematic vector-loop relations and basic work–energy principles. Numerical simulations are undertaken to illustrate the basic model. Multi-limb extensions of the model are also discussed.
- Received March 1, 2017.
- Accepted March 20, 2017.
- © 2017 The Author(s)
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