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Calories burned on P90X?
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Calories burned on P90X?
3/3/09 8:59 PM
Anyone know how many calories on average you burn in one session of P90x?
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3/3/09 8:59 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I think I read somewhere that you burn about 600 calories but that seems a bit high to me. How can everyone burn the same amount of calories? Does anyone know the more accurate amount? I'm trying to keep track of what I burn and what I intake.

Thanks!
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3/3/09 10:12 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
The average is actually 700 calories per workout, but factored in over 6 workouts per week, it's 4200 calories, divided by all 7 days of the week for your nutrition level makes it 600 calories.

You are correct, not everyone burns the same amount of calories. Your physical fitness level, along with muscle mass and density, and age will impact what you burn.

Some good heart rate monitors will tell you what you burn in a cardio workout, but they can't measure the burn your muscles put forth in a strength workout since that's based again on muscle size and effort expended.

An easy way to figure where you should be is using the national average; Most men need 2000 calories per day to maintain their weight, women about 1600. This program will up that to about 2500 daily for men, 1800 daily for women (of course this varies for every individual, this is an average).

If someone is looking to lose weight, they need to subtract about 500 calories per day for men, 300 for women, thus putting them back at the average, because that doesn't factor in intense physical activity. In other words, women should eat about 1500 calories per day to lose weight, men 2000.

Those are good starting baselines that can be used for a month or so to figure out what small tweaks an individual needs to make for themself.

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RE: Calories burned on P90X?
3/23/10 11:03 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
O.k, my heart rate monitor shows that I burned 1112 cal. for Leg And Arms, it showed 1009 for Chest And Back, the only time it got as low as six hundred since I got it was during StretchX. That seems very high to me, is it possible that I'm burning that many calories in a single workout?
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3/23/10 11:26 AM as a reply to dtbolt.
I just got my heart rate monitor Sunday. I'm doing Lean. I supposedly burned 346 with Core yesterday and 451 this morning with CardioX. This also makes me think that 600 cals isn't really correct. I'll update you all as I complete each workout. I'm interested to see what everyone else is getting.
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4/5/10 7:46 AM as a reply to elschirk.
My HRM today said I burned 1080 for Chest & Back. That seems high to me.
I am going to continue tracking with each dvd.
janisli
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RE: Calories burned on P90X?
4/5/10 8:25 AM as a reply to janisli.
HRM won't effectively measure caloric expenditure during weightlifting exercise. The algorithm it uses to estimate your caloric expenditure assumes that you are engaging several large muscles groups while doing a cardio exercise biking, running etc. When you are lifting you're heart rate rises the same way it rises when you are doing cardio but you are burning less calories as you are engaging fewer muscles.
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4/26/11 8:34 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
For me personally, I feel that the Calorie burn is very high, at least 1000 per workout. I am a freshman in college, and I have been through the program 4 times now. I think that my daily calorie intake is around 4000-5000, and I have weighed around 175 lbs since the end of my first 90 days. Seeing as i'm 6'2", this is a healthy weight. If i was only burning about 500-600 calories per workout i think that I would be gaining some serious weight given my calorie intake. For each individual the calorie burn comes down to how much you put into the workout. If you want to burn calories you need to work up a sweat, keep your heart rate up, and push yourself to your limits. The harder you work, the more calories you burn.
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RE: Calories burned on P90X?
4/26/11 8:39 AM as a reply to jharrick.
jharrick:
For me personally, I feel that the Calorie burn is very high, at least 1000 per workout. I am a freshman in college, and I have been through the program 4 times now. I think that my daily calorie intake is around 4000-5000, and I have weighed around 175 lbs since the end of my first 90 days. Seeing as i'm 6'2", this is a healthy weight. If i was only burning about 500-600 calories per workout i think that I would be gaining some serious weight given my calorie intake. For each individual the calorie burn comes down to how much you put into the workout. If you want to burn calories you need to work up a sweat, keep your heart rate up, and push yourself to your limits. The harder you work, the more calories you burn.


Absolutely! When I first started P90X, I was burning between 400-600 calories during the active routines. I am now burning between 800-1200 in the same routines. It does make a difference how much you, yourself put into it. Heart rate plays a big part in calorie burning, and I do suggest the monitor watch. Even the less intense workouts (Yoga/Stretch) will challenge your cardio, you may surprise yourself.
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12/7/11 11:38 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
I have been [Edited by Divya Anand] to calculate my calories burned its free to use and it has all the P90X workouts and will base calorie burned on your info. Weight Height Time. Check it Out!
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12/9/11 2:31 AM as a reply to BSAES297.
A heart rate monitor with chest strap is the best tool to measure your calories burned. They all over-estimate your calories so don't trust them if you plan on eating those calories. Ideally if you are trying to lose weight and be in a calorie deficit then you shouldn't plan on eating those calories anyway, but it's still a good idea to track them from week to week. I use [Edited by Divya Anand]to track calories burned as well as track my calories eaten.

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RE: Calories burned on P90X?
1/23/12 3:22 PM as a reply to jharrick.
I only burn 350 measuring with my HRM. It feels like more and is a lot of work but its very low aerobic.


jharrick:
For me personally, I feel that the Calorie burn is very high, at least 1000 per workout. I am a freshman in college, and I have been through the program 4 times now. I think that my daily calorie intake is around 4000-5000, and I have weighed around 175 lbs since the end of my first 90 days. Seeing as i'm 6'2", this is a healthy weight. If i was only burning about 500-600 calories per workout i think that I would be gaining some serious weight given my calorie intake. For each individual the calorie burn comes down to how much you put into the workout. If you want to burn calories you need to work up a sweat, keep your heart rate up, and push yourself to your limits. The harder you work, the more calories you burn.
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RE: Calories burned on P90X?
6/1/12 10:17 AM as a reply to tbbuser.
I found a nice web site that help you calculate calories burned in P90X. It based on your weight and workout intensity. Not perfect, but number of calories is really high.
Remember when you lift weights you burn calories also after workout hours, when your muscles recover and build up.

http://p90xcalories.com/
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RE: Calories burned on P90X?
9/24/12 7:53 AM as a reply to DavidKorchak.
I found that I only burned 250 calories burning chest and back. I'm 130lbs.
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RE: Calories burned on P90X?
11/25/13 2:31 PM as a reply to tbbuser.
http://p90xcalories.com/ here's a website that calculates your calories burned emoticon
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