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Calories burned?
Calories burned?
4/13/10 6:47 AM
I don't have any of the other beach body programs to compare with and I was wondering if anyone out there knows how many calories BBL burns. Or if there is a beachbody program that you'd say is comparable in calorie burn so I can just look it up myself. I realize the program is different from week to week, but an overall average is what I'm looking for.

TIA
Angie
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brazil butt lift calories burned
4/10/10 9:07 AM as a reply to petunia70.
Hi there.! I just purchased Brazil Butt Lift and it arrived in the mail on yesterday. When I did Bum Bum 30 min video, I burned 240 calories. I am 5'6" and 140 lbs. I'm sure I could have burned more calories, but I had just come back from teaching my Zumba Latin dance class where I burned 450 cals! The best way to tell how many calories you burned is by wearing a heart rate monitor, polar f6 is the best!!! And if you haven't tried any other Beachbody products, Turbo Jam and ChaLean Extreme are my two favorite!
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4/10/10 10:26 AM as a reply to denisezakiya.
Thanks, Denise. So, just how do those HR monitors work? I suppose it's no different than the ones you can use with a treadmill, so I'm guessing that at the end of your workout it will tell you how many calories you burned based on your HR during the workout? Or do you have to calculate that out?

Thx
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4/10/10 4:25 PM as a reply to petunia70.
I also highly recommend the F6! It works far more efficient than the one on the treadmill or the cheaper ones where you hold the button down and check.

It has an EKG strap you wear around your chest the monitors your BPM constantly, giving you immediately, consistent feedback for how you are performing at the moment. The treadmill readers and the one-button devices can only give you a rough idea or base themselves on "averages" calculated by weight but everyone is different.

Bum Bum I am burning about 10 calories per minute. Even though it is a shorter workout than Insanity, that is about the same rate I was getting with Insanity and I was pleasantly surprised! It's all that leg work, definitely.

Another alternative is the Bodybugg. This does not measure the heart rate but rather measures several things from your body. From their website:

* Motion: The armband contains an accelerometer that measures motion from multiple perspectives.
* Steps: The accelerometer counts steps by measuring the distinct patterns created by running or walking.
* Galvanic skin response: When you sweat, your skin becomes more electrically conductive. This measurement helps the device understand how active you are.
* Skin temperature: There’s an electronic thermometer inside your armband that monitors how hot you are.
* Heat flux: When you move, your muscles produce heat. Your armband measures the heat that’s flowing from your body into the environment.

I'd love to have a bodybugg, but for the upfront price plus the monthly fee I'll wait around for the tech to become cheaper emoticon
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4/11/10 10:31 AM as a reply to kikipow.
Hi Angie- I agree with Julie! The polar f6, or any other hrm (heart rate monitor) is unique to you because of the chest strap and your personal settings such as your height, current weight, m/f, level of activity, etc. In fact, when I run on the treadmill without my polar f6 HRM and only using the treadmill HR, the treadmill calculates my HR at 15-10% higher. This tells me that my HRM is more accurate than the the one on treadmill. The HRM is usually about $100 and lasts forever! Hope this helps! By the way, I did Cardio Axe and High and Tight and burned a total of 415 calories.
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4/12/10 7:24 AM as a reply to denisezakiya.
Oh, I didn't see these responses yday. Thanks so much!! And thanks, Denise, for your burn stats on the different BBL workouts. =)

Angie
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4/12/10 10:18 AM as a reply to petunia70.
Check Amazon for HRM, I found them to be 20-40% cheaper than in the sport stores. I jsut ordered mine yesterday from Amazon.
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4/12/10 1:24 PM as a reply to SuzanneRogers.
Cajunt:
Check Amazon for HRM, I found them to be 20-40% cheaper than in the sport stores. I jsut ordered mine yesterday from Amazon.


Thanks. I will!

Angie
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4/13/10 2:30 PM as a reply to kikipow.
juliebrinkman:

Another alternative is the Bodybugg. This does not measure the heart rate but rather measures several things from your body. From their website:

* Motion: The armband contains an accelerometer that measures motion from multiple perspectives.
* Steps: The accelerometer counts steps by measuring the distinct patterns created by running or walking.
* Galvanic skin response: When you sweat, your skin becomes more electrically conductive. This measurement helps the device understand how active you are.
* Skin temperature: There’s an electronic thermometer inside your armband that monitors how hot you are.
* Heat flux: When you move, your muscles produce heat. Your armband measures the heat that’s flowing from your body into the environment.

I'd love to have a bodybugg, but for the upfront price plus the monthly fee I'll wait around for the tech to become cheaper emoticon


I have a bodybugg, I've been using it consistently for six months and I really love it. I got it as a birthday present, the initial cost would have put me off otherwise. Now I pay $9.95/mo. and it definitely feels worth it. I have a Polar F6 heart monitor and I really didn't like the feel of the strap around my chest; it felt constricting and I found myself just not using it. The bodybugg goes on the upper arm, and I don't even feel it. I've taken to wearing it during all waking hours, not just when I want to see how many calories my workouts burn. It's surprising how other things also burn significant calories, like cooking or browsing in a store burn at least twice as many calories as sitting on the couch, even though none of it is exercise per se.

I have my bodybugg account set for a goal of a 500 calorie per day deficit, so I upload my calories burned from the armband device, then log in what I've eaten, and it helps keep me on track. I've been able to maintain a slow and steady weight loss and not be hungry or feel deprived.
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