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REBADGER Posts: 60
6/4/09 8:51 P

Hi there!

OK, so I was reading through the posts, and saw your posting about Turbo Jam being listed as kickboxing. Sure enough, I entered some of the workouts I do (CP 1 and 2, PK & J, etc.), and was FLOORED! (In a good way, of course!)

Thanks for the information! :)


MOJO1967 Posts: 59
6/4/09 8:33 P

I wouldn't get caught up in the number of calories burned each session. Before I cut back about 6 weeks ago, I was burning about 7,000 each week with cardio (not counting my 3 days of lifting weights) and I didn't lose any weight. I was hungry all the time and seemed like I could never eat enough, and I also found I tended to get a little sloppy in my eating habits becuase I was using the I-burned-1,000-calories-this-morning-so-I-
can-eat-that-3rd-piece-of-cake. Plus I was often very cranky and didn't sleep well and my body ached all the time - intense workouts like that really take their toll on your body.

What I've learned ultimately is that it is more about proper nutrition than burning tons of calories during a cardio session. Order of importance:
1. Proper nutrition
2. Weight training
3. Cardio

SABBY217 Posts: 234
6/4/09 4:31 P

dang! my EA active tell me that I only burn like 200 calories in 20 guys make me feel like I am doing something wrong! 1000 calories in an HOUR! WOW!

NANNER2121 Posts: 6,163
6/4/09 1:39 P

You can burn a few more calories on a treadmill by varying the incline with the intensity. So rather than running flat try an uphill jog interspersed with faster runs. But don't forget to warm up and cool down!

LASHGAL SparkPoints: (28,994)
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6/4/09 1:33 P

Maybe try Turbo Jam?

SP says that one workout (40 minutes) burns over 400 calories. They technically use "Kickboxing (Includes Turbo Jam)" for the entry so...maybe it's more intense, I'm not sure.

Maybe try jumping rope, too. Or, since you are a runner, you can try running stairs; running stairs burns major calories.

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4/4/09 7:56 P

Yes, the amount you weigh plays a big part. Also, it depends on what you are doing and how long you are doing it. I soul line dance for fitness and I wear a heart rate monitor. Typically I will burn over 1,000 calories in 1 hour and nearly 2,000 calories in 2 hours.

However, when I'm on the treadmill I typically burn just over 500 calories in 60 minutes. Although if I add in some jogging for 1 minute every 4 minutes or walk up hill I will burn 600 calories in the same amount of time. Hope this helps.

4/4/09 6:35 P

the more you weigh, the more calories you can burn in a short amount of time. As you lose weight, it is harder to burn calories...I suggest weight training. You will burn more calories after you are done.

4/4/09 6:07 P

PBJ brings up a good point - heavier people burn more calories exactly as stated. Smaller people don't burn as many because there's less of them to move around, so to speak.

If you feel you must burn more calories during the day, you can opt to be more active during the day. I don't know what you do for a job, but if you ride a desk like I do, try standing up for 10 minutes each hour (I break it into two five-minute breaks).

Also doing mini-workouts during the day count as your daily exercise, too. Take a walk around the block/parking lot, go up and down the stairs several times, etc. You can do push ups on your desk, you can do tricep dips on a chair, you can do standing/sitting abs, you can do isometrics, you can do squats and reverse-lunges....

There are also 10-minute workout videos here on Spark for while you are work.

Any extra activity will raise your calories-burned total without having to spend so much time at the gym.

Increasing resistance/intensity will also burn more calories per work out.

Housework also counts toward exercise. Just try to be more active during the day and you will burn more calories without killing yourself at the gym.

Edited by: SKYWATCHERRS at: 4/4/2009 (18:11)
PBJTIME SparkPoints: (26,021)
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4/4/09 6:06 P

A lot of people on here weigh more than you! The more you weigh, the more weight you have to lug around during exercise, which means you'll burn more calories.

For example, I'm about 250 lbs, and my HRM tells me I burn about 400 calories jogging slowly for 30 minutes. Someone your size would be likely to burn less than half of that!

If you're interested in learning more about how your body burns calories, I definitely suggest investing in a heart rate monitor (if you don't have one already).

Otherwise, just be happy you're not carrying around an extra 150 lbs! :)

DIMNDEYES SparkPoints: (0)
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4/4/09 6:00 P

You've just got to slowly build up to it. I run, that's how I do it. I can burn 1000 calories running 10 miles. When you run long distances it's easy to burn a lot of calories. Not for sure how everyone else is doing it.

WINNIIIE Posts: 396
4/4/09 5:56 P

I work out 3-4 times a week running on the treadmill at 6- 6.5. I weigh about 112 and only burn 300-350 calories max within this timeframe
How is it possible that you all burn over 500 calories a day? I would have to literally live at the gym all day to burn that amount!!
I used to do spinning once a week, and I only burned max 400-500 calories in a work out.
Am I doing something wrong? Any suggestions to help increase the calories burned? Without working out for more than an hour and a half

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