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How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
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How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
workout insanity how many calories
6/11/12 7:57 PM
I go as hard as I can everywork out and I want to long in how many calories I burn each time. So, approximately how many calories do we burn?
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
6/11/12 7:58 PM as a reply to TieraChanel.
With Insanity you should burn around 1,000 calories per workout
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BUB4:
With Insanity you should burn around 1,000 calories per workout


That's about what my heart rate monitor says.
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BUB4:
With Insanity you should burn around 1,000 calories per workout


This is somewhat misleading and I would recommend getting a heart rate monitor if you really want an answer to your question. A male of average weight, in pretty good shape, burns around (around, you could easily be 200 calories in either direction) 1000 calories doing a month two DVD with intensity. That said, there are lots of variables. Smaller women often come onto these boards to complain that they burn as few as 350-400 calories doing the month one work outs. Here's a few of the more important variables:

1) Sex. Men tend to burn more calories than women in the same activity. It's not universal, of course. A woman with a lot of muscle mass may burn more calories than a man of similar weight with a higher body fat percentage, but mostly men burn a few more calories than women.

2) Body weight. This is a big one. A tall man can easily weigh 250 pounds and still be "healthy". A 250 pound person is going to burn a lot more calories than a 100 pound person doing the same things. It takes more energy to move more weight.

3) Body fat percentage. Having more muscle means you burn more calories doing things. Anything. Having more muscle burns more calories sleeping, walking, working out, whatever. It's one of the reasons that strength training is good for working out, even when it doesn't burn as many calories directly.

4) Intensity. Obviously the harder you go, the more you burn.

5) Length of exercise. Month one DVDs average 30-35 minutes. Month two DVD are 45-60 minutes. Obviously you burn a lot more doing month two DVDs.

From your picture I can see that you are female and not terribly heavy (though if you're tall it could make you heavier than you look in a picture). Based on what my wife burns in a workout, and what I've seen other women post here, I'd not be surprised if you were closer to 500 calories for a month one workout and maybe 750 for a month two. I could be totally wrong though, better to get a heart rate monitor.
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6/12/12 11:12 AM as a reply to tantczak.
I typically burn 1000 calories per workout as well (Month 2) even with month 1 I was pushing a little over 700. It too depends on how u keep that heart pumping during the work outs.
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6/12/12 1:15 PM as a reply to TieraChanel.
I agreed with Tantczak on my worst day doing insanity I burn 240 calories, to lose a pound a week you need a 3500 deficit so below is my break down. Please this still a work in process for me, so if anyone can add with great advice. I feel it will help us all in this process of health and fitness.

Daily Caloric Expenditure just getting up and thought the day
1600 (female 62in and 155 lbs)
Add insanity 240
=1840
Caloric intake on my best day 1235, never really anymore than 1350
So 1840-1235= 605x7=4235 a week(I started insanity on 5/21 down 6 lbs
I recalculate every month.)

Again this just me on my journey to insanity!
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
6/12/12 4:50 PM as a reply to TieraChanel.
I'm 5'4" & 116 lbs female, 1st month I burned 340-380. I'm now on 2nd week of month 2 and burning between 500-580. I use a ft7 polar monitor. I work out as hard as I can and slow down when my hr gets close to 180. Hope this helps. I didn't start using my hrm until the third week and could have sworn I was burning close to 600 calories during the 1st month .
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6/12/12 7:23 PM as a reply to Sw2005.
The most I've burned from an Insanity workout is 621 calories from Max Interval Circuit, and I give it my all and my heartrate is always at 90% or more of my maximum. I'm 5'4" and weigh around 165 and have a FT7 Polar heartrate monitor. So I'm willing to bet that most people are not really burning anywhere near 1,000 calories per workout.
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
6/12/12 7:32 PM as a reply to TieraChanel.
Everyone will be different, men tend to burn more calories than women. I would suggested getting a heart rate monitor with a chest strap, it would give you a better estimate. I just bought 1 a week ago for like $32 at Dick's sporting goods. Its working great and gets the job done. you dont have to buy the expensive ones if its not convenient. I hear good things about the Polar ft4 too.
Im 5"3 and 119 lbs, The past 4 weeks, I have burned most with Pure Cardio&Abs (Pure cardio 520 cals and Abs 192 cals), Im on Recovery week now so Im sure Month 2 I'll be burning more. It'll be a good thing to have, makes it a bit easier to keep track on how you do
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8/7/12 12:37 PM as a reply to AminaWhenman.
I started at 250lbs now im on week 2 and im at 240. Just got my oregon scientific heart rate monitor and it shows 960 calories in 38 minutes. Half an hour after just resting its at 1108 calories. Im just wondering if this could be right or the hear rate monitor is faulty?
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
1/9/13 9:37 AM as a reply to TieraChanel.
I have been trying to find an answer to this question also. The best I have found is that you can figure 10 to 15 calories per minute depending on intensity. I subtract any break I take for a movement figure only. I don't count cool down either so I usually come up with about 240 to 300 calories burned per workout.
Hope this helps
Mike
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
1/17/13 10:35 AM as a reply to mikeover.
agree I am burning about 230 calories. I burn more calories on the days I run 45 minutes. Will my calorie expenditure increase?
I am only on my second day of the program.

Thank you,
CC
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
2/20/13 1:01 PM as a reply to ejaync.
Thanks for the info. I was just looking into this, because my hubby and I have been doing insanity and we both have lost a little, but he has lost some inches and I stayed the same, but it helps to know since he is a man and weighs more that is how it goes. lol I don't have a lot to lose just tone up lose a little flab and love handles, he on the other hand was over weight, but is doing great and lost some inches.
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
2/20/13 1:02 PM as a reply to GrammyStacey3.
oh and i just joined this today, so looking for all the tips we can get Thanks! We have been doing insanity since Feb. 8.
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
2/22/13 11:38 AM as a reply to GrammyStacey3.
If you only burning 200-300 calories. you are not giving it your best. you working out to not get tired. most people work out like that. you should feel pain doing this workout. you should be burning a least 700 -1000 calories. especially pure cardio. with all the moves that isnanity has its impossible to only burn 200 calories. maybe you guys need to workout at a 90% heart rate. by the way when you rest your body still is burning calories even hours after the workout
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
2/24/13 1:30 AM as a reply to tantczak.
[quote=tantczak][quote=BUB4] I'd not be surprised if you were closer to 500 calories for a month one workout and maybe 750 for a month two. I could be totally wrong though, better to get a heart rate monitor.[/quote] this sounds about right!
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
3/25/13 10:03 PM as a reply to becksb.
I don't want to bring up an old thread again but I'm wondering: How do I calculate or know how many calories I burn when I use my heart rate monitor?

Could someone help me out please?

Thank you!
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
3/26/13 3:47 AM as a reply to Mackhack.
It is impossible for someone to calculate calories burned without a GOOD HRM. IF you do some research you will see which ones are good and which ones are very basic. What I mean by good is find a HRM that uses your actual heart rate in the calculation of calories burned. I thought they all did, and I was wrong. IF they are not using heart rate in the calculation, it is using sex and body weight and making assumptions of perceived exertion. This is no different than going by the calories burned on a piece of exercise equipment which are usually way overstated. This is critical if you are eating the calories that you burned durig a workout, to have them overstated can really kill any weight loss efforts.
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
3/26/13 6:45 PM as a reply to TieraChanel.
I am 5'1, weigh 119 pounds and I am into my second month, second week of insanity.

I am only burning about 350-400 calories a work-out. Sometimes as low as 300 calories for a 45 minute session.

I am really wondering why this is low when other seem to be getting quite higher results in their calories burned and I think it might have to do with a couple of reasons....let me know what you think?

1. My size (being a smaller framed women, you burn less)

2. Do Insanity and Taekwondo twice a week I exercise every day! My body could be fatigued
and I am finding even though I am really exhausted during exercise I am really not
putting in the best I could because of fatigue.

Please let me know your thoughts.

Cheers
Lisa
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RE: How many calories are burned in a workout of Insanity??
4/1/13 7:03 PM as a reply to TieraChanel.
TieraChanel:
I go as hard as I can everywork out and I want to long in how many calories I burn each time. So, approximately how many calories do we burn?


I burned over 200 cals just with the fit test..

I usually burn between 400-500 with Zumba so I am expecting to burn more with this.. Day is tomorrow for me..
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