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Calories burned in a 30 day Shred Workout


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I just started doing Jillian Michaels' 30 day Shred workout DVD.

I was wondering, how do I record those workouts in my activity log? I've been using "Calisthenics - (e.g Pushups, Situps, Pullups, Jumping Jacks), Heavy, Vigorous Effort" because nothing else really fit and it is a very rigorous workout.

What do you think?

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On all three of those workouts I burn right around 215 calories for the full 28 or so mins according to my heart rate monitor.

Mind you, I am 5'7" tall, 135 pounds and very, very fit... those are my "Easy" morning workouts... so you might burn more if you have different stats.

Also... keep in mind that the "warm up" and "stretching" parts are less calories burned, so you can't really say "28 mins" of the high intensity...

EDIT - I went to that link and put in 28 mins on that one and it told me 226... so it's a little over for me, but 11 calories off is still a pretty good estimate.

Well, I'm 6'1" and 212lbs and I'm NOT that fit (Level 1 kicks my butt! My legs and shoulders are punishing me big time.)

My habit is to put in 20 minutes for that link I added and I come out with 256 calories burned. I should probably include the 8 min of warm up and cool down some how.

Do you have a Bodybug or something that gauges calorie expenditure?

I used to have a GoFit... after I got a good baseline measurement from that, I got a Polar Heart Rate Monior (FT 40), which I now use only when I work out... it's awesome, BTW... totlly recommend it

So I'm pretty sure on the accuracy of the HRM...  and it wasn't too far off of that CC link... for me, anyway.

If I am burning 215...  you are probably burning more than 256...  you definitely want to add something, at least for the warm up and cool down, as you are still burning during those times.

I work out with a girl who's over 6 feet and probably 190?  In our workouts, if I am getting around 600, then she's usually around 1000... so the body difference does come into play there with the burn...

I've been logging them as circuit training.  Based on my stats (5'4, 143.5, 27) CC tells me I burn 173 calories for 20 minutes.  I also log her No More Trouble Zones workout as circuit training. This one is 40 minutes so basically double the calories-347.  I wonder how similiar the circuit training option is to the calisthenics.  I may have to look into that one.  I feel like I should be burning a heck of a lot more than 173 for the 30 day shred. It's a killer and I'm only doing level 2 so far. I hate to even see what level 3 is going to do! I would say considering the info rloyear gave with ther HRM that CC is pretty accurate. Nothing is 100% but it seems to be pretty close. 

eta: circuit training and calisthenics burns the same calories per hour :)

I have the latest Bodybugg and used it when I was doing Level 1 of the 30 Day Shred- and I usually burned around 220 cals- I am 5'5, 160lbs, and have been active my whole life with sporadic periods of inactivity. When I started the 30DS I had just come back from a  2 1/2 month period of laziness and not really working out that much. Hope this helps!

I have all Jilian Michael dvd seris except yoga.

I tried few times of shred before then I thought it is too short for me so I started to boost your metabolism which is 50 minutes work out(it will kill you) and I recommend fat(trouble zone) also this is 50 minutes out. 

once you used to 30 minutes shred then move on to 50 mins~(you will feel it)

the only thing that I recommed for is 30 minitues 6pack (that's really enought for abs-I think).

 

I am 5.6, 150lbs(over the month I lost 8 pounds with eating habit with exercise-only jillian michael dvd)

Besides the "30 day Shred" DVD, I also have "6 week abs" and "No more trouble zones". I figure that, for now, I should get my endurance up a bit more first before trying a longer workout.

When I tried doing the 30DS just as an experiment, I was in good shape and at around 220lbs (could avg 7.0 mph on treadmill for 1 hour). My total calorie burn was about 240 per an HRM. My avg HR was about 115-120. 

It's not a big calorie burner. It's not much of anything IMO, but if it inspires you to get started and motivates you to keep going, then I guess it's worthwhile. 

Original Post by azdak:

When I tried doing the 30DS just as an experiment, I was in good shape and at around 220lbs (could avg 7.0 mph on treadmill for 1 hour). My total calorie burn was about 240 per an HRM. My avg HR was about 115-120. 

It's not a big calorie burner. It's not much of anything IMO, but if it inspires you to get started and motivates you to keep going, then I guess it's worthwhile. 

I would not recommend 30DS as the only workout you would do in a day... but I really like for my quick hit in the AM right when I get up and want to get moving.  I save the long workouts for after work.  The other Jillian DVDs mentioned on this thread are excellent.  Bob Harper also has great DVDs.

I'm using 30DS to get back into shape. I don't know if I could handle another workout just now. I'm probably going to have to not do the exercise for a day or so because I'm pretty sick today. I woke up with a very sore throat this morning but I tried to push through it and I ended up shaking like a leaf (I couldn't even get into position for the dumbbell rows) and feeling like I was going to barf after the first circuit.

Once I get back into shape though, I will start ramping up the exercises I do. Though I really don't think I could do two exercises that rigorous in a day for a while yet. I might see if I could find a Pilate's or yoga DVD I can do that is low impact so I can work on my flexibility.

I have done the 30DS before and marked it as calisthenics too.  When I was doing it I was 5'5 and 200lbs and hadn't been exercising for several months before I started.  Boy was I ever sore :P  I stuck with it for a few weeks but got bored with it.  It was definately a good work out, especially for a beginner through intermediate levels.

Original Post by raebies:

I'm using 30DS to get back into shape. I don't know if I could handle another workout just now.

Oh.. yeah... I meant not the only workout for someone who's already around intermediate...  This is pretty awesome for beginners...  Don't overdo it and hurt yourself!

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