Are the estimated calories burnt on these exercise routines accurate?

Discussion in 'Exercise' started by meadow23, Mar 7, 2019.

  1. I went over my limit, cus I felt shaky and had to drive home. So I'm looking for equipment-free workout routines to do. Do you think these are accurate?

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    And how many cals burnt might these be?
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    I'm kind of crampy right now, so I'm either going to do something really lightweight today or just wait a couple days and ramp things up.
     
  2. This website says you can burn 300 calories in 9 minutes...

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  3. I never know whether or not to trust things like this, but if you feel super exhausted and faint afterwards then it’s a good workout
     
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  4. Yeah, I think I'm just gonna go with 20-30 minute youtube hiit vids.
     
  5. How many calories you burn depends a lot on how much you weigh -- someone who's 200 lbs doing these exercise routines is going to burn way more calories than someone who's only 90 lbs, so you can't say "it burns 300 calories" and have it be accurate for everybody. To be honest the calories burned in these seem to be way too high. For example, I'm about 122 lbs and doing vigorous jumping jacks for 10 minutes (about 700 total for me) only burns about 110 calories. I burn about 90-100 calories per mile I run, and about 65 calories per mile walked. But even if you don't know how many calories you're burning if you're exercising at least you're burning more than you would without doing it! And the more vigorous the exercise is and the higher it raises your heart rate the more calories you'll be burning.
     
  6. probably not accurate. though maybe thatd be a good experiment
     
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  7. No, they aren't accurate. You can't burn 1000 calories so easily. But you can use 'myfitnessblender' it gives a estimation on all of it's workouts that have been accurate for me since I use a fitbit. Theres one called 'quiet cardio workout' you can burn around 200 in 20 minutes. Good luck!
     
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  8. I never believe the counts.
    I cut the estimate in half to be safe, kind of like rounding up on food calories.
     
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  9. the amount of calories burned in a workout depends on three things:
    1. body fat %
    2. if ur doing it right
    3. how in shape you are

    People who are heavier and/or not in shape will burn more calories during the same workout as someone who is in shape. If you already have very little fat on your body, chances are that building muscle from workouts will actually cause the scale to go up (but don't worry, muscle has much less volume than fat, but is more dense).

    So it really depends. They might be great workouts specifically designed to burn calories, but the amount burned will vary person-to-person and workout-to-workout