Thanks to all who read my full q ;) and offered help! Yes, I was curious if anyone else who had done it had decided on a cardio (yes I knooooow it's not strength training) equivalency since I had no access to hrm and didn't want to be either over or under estimating the caloric burn (breastfeeding, so important for my energy levels not to eat too little). That particular video is ALL jumping, and so while I logged it as cardio dance my DH was pretty sure the estimated calorie burn was too low :) anyway, long story short I was able to borrow a hrm and found it burned about the same number if cals as 'circuit training-bootcamp' in the spark log- not the curves kind, but the bootcamp (lots of cals). Again, thanks everyone for weighing in. Now it's finally not 0 degrees outside and my dear babe can go longer than 45 minutes between nursing sessions, so I'm out running, etc. and don't need a massive variety of indoor cardio DVDs to keep me entertained :) Cheers!
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3/12/13 7:16 P
Well,all I can say is it gets great results, and is HARDER than you would think
In reviewing the various YouTube videos of the programme it appears to me to be 1900s aerobics revisited with some barbie bell weights added. They seem similar to what JM is selling but a bit less frenetic. In my opinion it is a cardio workout for recording purposes.
It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.
I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.
Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit
You can not build a six pack using twelve packs
Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.
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I think C-MERRIE11 has actually read the link, which says to choose an appropriately similar activity, she's just asking the other user's opinion of which activity she thinks is most similar. :)
I'm not familiar with it, but if you're considering high impact aerobics remember that is where you have both feet leaving the ground together. It would need to involve a lot of leaping and jumping to be classified similarly to that.
If it's dance, it's probably more likely a dance entry or low impact aerobics, as while there might be some jumping, you're probably more often stepping.
Edited by: UNIDENT at: 3/12/2013 (14:02)
Deb, in New Zealand
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3/12/13 1:49 P
Hey, I don't really do the fitness tracker here(prob should) lol. With the tonique I just do all the mat workouts but use some other low impact aerobics for cardio(my joints won't take it anymore!).But if you're doing the cardio toniques I would think they'd be high impact?
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9,689 3/12/13 12:27 P
C-MERRIE11 - the link Unident posted should help you figure out how to track it. :)
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
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