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P90 - Calories Burned...?
P90 - Calories Burned...?
p90 calories burned
4/30/12 10:10 AM
Anyone have an idea how many calories are burned (generally) if I follow the P90 videos very closely...? I am 5 full weeks in on the program and have not missed a day (except for the scheduled days off). Also, last week I added at least a 1 mile run right after my workout to extend the fat burn and speed up results. I know calories burned for each person is different but I'm trying to get a rough idea what I'm burning if I keep pace with Tony in the videos.

Much appreciated,

Billy
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
4/30/12 11:56 AM as a reply to Billy182.
It is going to depend on each individual person. For the 1-2 series, i was burning about 250 for the sculpt and around 500 for the cardio. best thing to do is get a heart rate monitor (polar is what i use) and I really like it.
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
4/30/12 12:07 PM as a reply to Billy182.
As others have said calories burned is very person specific based on weight, gender, physical conditioning, etc. Get a HRM and track every workout and you will soon be able to see a consistent average (I have done this with every workout for the past year so I have an extensive database of the calories burned for me for every workout in P90x, Insanity and Asylum). If you have an iPhone 4S or other smartphone with Bluetooth 4.0 one of the best HRMs out there is the Wahoo Blue HR, which is a chest strap that syncs with your phone and can be used through numerous apps to track your fitness.
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
4/30/12 12:10 PM as a reply to Jbrown72188.
Hey,

Thank you for the response. I will definitely have to get one of those.. 250/500 seems kind of light for the sweat and breathing i got going on after each program... 30 minutes on my elliptical machine calculates about 500 calories burned and im not nearly as worked up.. perhaps that machine is off... guess ill have to get more mechanical and get hooked up while i work out..

thanks again.
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
4/30/12 12:21 PM as a reply to Billy182.
Billy182:
Hey,

Thank you for the response. I will definitely have to get one of those.. 250/500 seems kind of light for the sweat and breathing i got going on after each program... 30 minutes on my elliptical machine calculates about 500 calories burned and im not nearly as worked up.. perhaps that machine is off... guess ill have to get more mechanical and get hooked up while i work out..

thanks again.


Hi Billy!

Congrats on starting P90 and getting to week 5! How are you liking it? Is it your first BB program? What made you choose it? What are your goals?

I agree with the above. A heart rate monitor really helps. I use mine with every workout. It really helps me keep track and on pace to reach my goals.

I found support and accounatbilty really helpful for me when i started. I moderate a support & motivation thread. I would love for you to join us! http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/179939547

Happy to help with any questions!

Cheers! emoticon

Christina
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
4/30/12 12:59 PM as a reply to CoachCBove.
Hey thanks for the support. I actually own the P90X just have not made that commitment yet... Figured I would ease into it with P90. Im 43 and my goal is to lose some more weight and feel good. I'm in month 2 and had been working out (not Bemoticon for about a month prior to the p90 program. feel great, lost weight, want to lose more! I've done the shake-ology workouts as well and the bonus Hawaiian disk too. Last week i added a run to my program after each p90 session as i am trying to facilitate a break through to the next lower weight level. I wish they would re-shoot the p90 video.. its soooo boring.. they need to get better music and get it into a nicer gym... perhaps outside.

Regards,
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
4/30/12 1:50 PM as a reply to Billy182.
tfarabaugh is right, it completely depends on the person. I am actually picking up another monitor for my wife after work today so we can stop sharing as i cam cant figure out which workout is mine lol.
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
4/30/12 2:37 PM as a reply to Billy182.
Billy182:
Hey,

Thank you for the response. I will definitely have to get one of those.. 250/500 seems kind of light for the sweat and breathing i got going on after each program... 30 minutes on my elliptical machine calculates about 500 calories burned and im not nearly as worked up.. perhaps that machine is off... guess ill have to get more mechanical and get hooked up while i work out..

thanks again.


Caloric calculations on fitness machines are so inaccurate they are essentially useless. To burn 1,000 calories in an hour you would need to be at about 80% of your max heart rate for the entire time, including warm-up and cool-down, which is not likely. Here are the zones and calories burned per minute as a reference.

Z1 Healthy Heart Zone
50%-60% of maximum heart rate
2-5 (perceived exertion)
3-7 calories per minute

Z2 Temperate Zone
60%-70% of maximum heart rate
4-5 (perceived exertion)
7-12 calories per minute

Z3 Aerobic Zone
70%-80% of maximum heart rate
5-7 (perceived exertion)
12-17 calories per minute

Z4 Threshold Zone
80%-90% of maximum heart rate
7-9 (perceived exertion)
17-20 calories per minute

Z5 Redline Zone
90%-100% of maximum heart rate
9-10 (perceived exertion)
20+ calories per minute

You want to shoot for Zone 3 or low Zone 4. The amount you sweat has no bearing on how many calories you burn. Shaun T breaks a sweat during the warm-up (he admits he is a sweater), whereas I can be in Zone 4 for an hour and barely break a sweat. It is just a factor of body chemistry and the temperature of the room you are working out in. Even P90x only estimates 600 calories burned per hour workout and that is only on the resistance and Plyo workouts and Power 90 is a shorter workout and less intense. I would think a more accurate estimate of calories burned during a Power 90 workout would be around 300. And remember as you get further into the program and get into better shape you will burn less calories for the same level of exertion as you are fitter and weigh less.
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RE: P90 - Calories Burned...?
1/31/13 6:53 PM as a reply to tfarabaugh.
tfarabaugh:
Billy182:
Hey,

Thank you for the response. I will definitely have to get one of those.. 250/500 seems kind of light for the sweat and breathing i got going on after each program... 30 minutes on my elliptical machine calculates about 500 calories burned and im not nearly as worked up.. perhaps that machine is off... guess ill have to get more mechanical and get hooked up while i work out..

thanks again.


Caloric calculations on fitness machines are so inaccurate they are essentially useless. To burn 1,000 calories in an hour you would need to be at about 80% of your max heart rate for the entire time, including warm-up and cool-down, which is not likely. Here are the zones and calories burned per minute as a reference.

Z1 Healthy Heart Zone
50%-60% of maximum heart rate
2-5 (perceived exertion)
3-7 calories per minute

Z2 Temperate Zone
60%-70% of maximum heart rate
4-5 (perceived exertion)
7-12 calories per minute

Z3 Aerobic Zone
70%-80% of maximum heart rate
5-7 (perceived exertion)
12-17 calories per minute

Z4 Threshold Zone
80%-90% of maximum heart rate
7-9 (perceived exertion)
17-20 calories per minute

Z5 Redline Zone
90%-100% of maximum heart rate
9-10 (perceived exertion)
20+ calories per minute

You want to shoot for Zone 3 or low Zone 4. The amount you sweat has no bearing on how many calories you burn. Shaun T breaks a sweat during the warm-up (he admits he is a sweater), whereas I can be in Zone 4 for an hour and barely break a sweat. It is just a factor of body chemistry and the temperature of the room you are working out in. Even P90x only estimates 600 calories burned per hour workout and that is only on the resistance and Plyo workouts and Power 90 is a shorter workout and less intense. I would think a more accurate estimate of calories burned during a Power 90 workout would be around 300. And remember as you get further into the program and get into better shape you will burn less calories for the same level of exertion as you are fitter and weigh less.


tfarabaugh Thanks for the info! Im doing power 90 and am on my tenth day!
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