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How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
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Hi everyone!

I am on day 10 of the Asylum program. I am trying to keep a good count on my calories and nutrition with the MyFitnessPal app on my phone. I like to enter what exercises I do for the days but, I don't know how many calories to put for each workout. Does anyone have a clue about the average calories burned in these workouts? I would really appreciate any info.

Thanks,

Jenny
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
1/11/12 12:11 PM as a reply to FitFreak32.
I have a Body Media device, so I'll give you my calorie burn. Of course, yours will be different based on your weight and fitness level, but it should give you an idea. I'm female, 5 ft 3 in, 118 lbs, 38 yrs.

Speed & Agility: approx. 280 cal
Strength: approx. 220 cal
Vertical Plyo: approx. 220 cal
Game Day: approx. 350 cal
Game Day & Overtime: approx. 400 cal
Back to Core: approx. 180 cal
Relief: approx. 85 cal

I think my average calorie burn per minute is the highest for Speed & Agility and Game Day compared to any other Asylum, Insanity, or P90X workout. There are so few breaks, and changing through the different types of movements switches to different body parts so that you can just keep blasting away.

Melissa
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
1/11/12 4:38 PM as a reply to FitFreak32.
Hey fellow Tennessen...Mount Juliet TN here...Unfortunantly the amount of calories one burns depends on their fitness level, and their heart rate. I would highly reccomend getting a Heart Rate Monitor Mio makes some pretty nice accurate monitors.

Let me know if you have any questions

Mike
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
1/11/12 4:42 PM as a reply to FitFreak32.
Your best bet to get an accurate reading on your calories burned is to purchase a heart rate monitor. Everyone's calories are going to be different depending on age, gender, fitness level, and weight. I used to have a heart rate monitor and I found that I could average anywhere from 10 -12 calories per minute through the Asylum workouts.
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
1/12/12 4:21 PM as a reply to avondale.
Thanks for the information! Keep digging deeper! emoticon
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
7/20/12 11:16 AM as a reply to avondale.
I tried to record how many calories I burned yesterday with GameDay and it burned 675, I keep reading that people only burn around 350-450 and I am puzzled. Did you guys not keep digging deep or what is up?
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
7/20/12 7:53 PM as a reply to Kilkrod.
Kilkrod:
I tried to record how many calories I burned yesterday with GameDay and it burned 675, I keep reading that people only burn around 350-450 and I am puzzled. Did you guys not keep digging deep or what is up?


It depends a lot on your mass. I answered the OP above with my BodyMedia data because I'm also female, and so it would be a better comparison for her. (Women are generally less massive than men.) If you're more massive, then you're going to burn more calories. You need to find someone with similar mass to compare with.

Also be aware that in various discussions comparing BodyMedia type devices to HRMs, the HRMs seem to generally run high. This may be relevant if you're using a HRM to estimate your burn.

Melissa
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
3/19/13 4:06 AM as a reply to avondale.
I have a heart rate monitor and I used it for the first asylum workout and I want convinced that the calories I burned was accurate , I thought I had burned more than it showed but now looking at every one else's posts it about right of course it depends on the level of fitness of he individual ! It's kind of not fair that in the better shape one is the less calorie burn he/she has lol!
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
10/26/13 12:04 AM as a reply to FitFreak32.
How did you figure all this out. Do you know why the Insanity Asylum is so different from the P90 x, which on the guide of P 90, I am supposed to eat around 3000 calories and with Insanity, I am only supposed to eat around 2000. Why do you think the drastic change, since they both have pullups and use weights? This never quite made since to me.emoticon
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
10/28/13 11:00 AM as a reply to getinwherefitin.
Nowhere does it say that P90X burns more calories than Insanity. Both plans use different calculations, however. Insanity uses the Harris-Benedict equation to determine your basal metabolic rate (BMR) and then it asks you to multiply it by either 1.55 or 1.7 as a way of accounting for your level of exertion. (Page 10-11 of the Insanity guide). P90X has a much simplified equation which is Body weight X 10 = RMR (resting metabolic rate) x 1.2 to account for your daily activity burn (just basic activities) and then it has you throw in another 600 calories to account for P90X's caloric demands. It's important to remember that whatever system you use it is just an estimate and a target number.

P90X2 uses a slightly modified version of the equation in P90X by allowing for some variation on the daily activity burn multiple.

IMO, the way it is presented for Insanity is a more accurate and individualized way to do it, however it requires more math.

You should feel free to use whatever method is most helpful to you

getinwherefitin:
How did you figure all this out. Do you know why the Insanity Asylum is so different from the P90 x, which on the guide of P 90, I am supposed to eat around 3000 calories and with Insanity, I am only supposed to eat around 2000. Why do you think the drastic change, since they both have pullups and use weights? This never quite made since to me.emoticon
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RE: How many calories am I burning with Insanity Asylum?
10/30/13 1:07 PM as a reply to FitFreak32.
First of all, I want to make it very clear that without putting you in a lab and measuring your VO2MAX there is NO WAY anyone can accurately tell you how many calories you burn. Even with the heart rate monitor. Not to mention that this works differently for different workouts. For example - what I train my legs in gym and do a 400 lbs dead lift I can tell you that my heart rate does not go too high, but I burn a lot of calories right there. Heart rate monitors work well for cardio based workouts and not so well for strength training. Essentially they use your biometric data (height, weight, age, and heart rate) and make certain assumption about how much oxygen your lungs can supply in your blood so you will be able to oxidize fatty acids and glucose and convert it into energy. But everyone's lungs are different, and depending on your conditioning this data will vary a lot.

Second, the amount of calories you burn is very much dependent on how hard you push yourself. Here is an example: if I do INSANITY Plyo I burn about 450 - 500 calories, at the same time my wife doing the same workout right next to me burns about 300 calories (we both use Polar FT7 heart rate monitors to assess the calorie burn).

What does that mean? It means that counting calories that you burn during your workout will only get you so far. You need to track your food, track your performance, and measure your progress as well. If you don't see the results that you expect in a REASONABLE time (for example, don't expect to look like a model in 2 weeks,right? emoticon) then you need to introduce some changes (lower calories, increase the intensity, increase the weights, etc.).

Everyone is so unique - you will need to learn over time what works for you.
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