I am on day 2 of insanity.. I have to say, I made it 1/2 way before I crumbled to the floor... I will continue to push myself everyday to do a little more, but has anyone else struggled getting through an entire workout in the beginning? I hope I am not alone!!
Ok I know I'm throwing my two-cents in here just like everyone else...
I'm on my Day 4 of Month 2 (holy mother of God I never thought I would get this far), and the program is phenomenal (cardio-wise).
As far as the caloric burn of the workouts depends ENTIRELY ON YOU!!!! Height, current weight, current cardio condition, and the heart rate you are hitting for X-amount of time determines how many calories you will burn on each of the workouts.
So, for example, here's my stats:
I'm female, 5'3", 194 lbs (hourglass body) and my cardio was few and far between when I started it.
In month 1, doing one of the 35-40 minute workouts almost killed me. My heart rate was hitting 187 at times on my HRM (with chest strap). I had to stop often for 10-15 seconds at a time to let it go down. I burned on average 550-700 on those workouts in the beginning. And for reference, I can burn 450-500 calories doing running intervals for 40 minutes on the treadmill, so I know that is fairly comparable for accuracy.
By the end of Month 1, my heart rate was only able to hit 177 when doing my hardest to keep up with the workout, and resting less. If heart rate can't get as high as it used to due to being fitter, you don't burn as many calories as when you started.
My first day of Month 2, My heart rate could barely reach an output of 172, because my legs were giving out before my chest was. I burned 950 calories according to the monitor. The very next day (my second go at a Shaun T 60-minute workout) my heart rate only reached 166-169, and I burned 100 calories LESS than the day before, coming in at 850.
Lesson of the day? What happens to your body is called 'progressive overload' (you fitness pros know what I'm talking about). And anybody who has lost weight knows that the more weight they lose and closer they get to their goal weight, the harder it is to lose the weight. It's because you really have to start challenging the body once you've gotten it to that beautiful number on the scale.
So, I know this was a long ramble, but I couldn't help notice the posts about 'how many calories insanity workouts burn'. This is just simply my results with doing INSANITY as far as calorie burn. I have about 45 pounds of fat at least to lose. And doing insanity after 5-6 weeks, truthfully I've only lost total probably 4 lbs of actual weight, but I HAVE lost inches, and not only that, I have not gone for a run in 5 months, and I jumped on the treadmill last week and blew through 30 minutes running at 5.8 which I never thought was possible. I've heard the second month of INSANITY is where physical results really start to happen anyway.
Hey! I am not a Lady....but I can offer some tips about the Insanity Workout program.
Someone had commented that you burn about 2000 calories doing a insanity workout....this is about true....As a man I burn probably 1500-1800 calories per insanity workout...so for women its going to be a little less...like 1200-1400.....
guys please invest in a heart rate monitor, although these burns sound awesome the Maximum I burned was 600 cals. during the first month I was always between 480-540 in burn.
I do have a guy friend on here who also did INSANITY and his max burns (with heart rate monitor) were 1000-1200.
oh and FYI this said guy friend is ripped! :bigsmile:
i 4'11. I lost 18 lbs, 35 inch waist to a 27inch, 21 inch thighs to 18inch, size 9 pants to a 4
I am on week four and I have only lost 8lbs. I walk for 45 minutes after the workout. I am eating healthy and around 1200 calories a day. I do see some changes in my body. I am scared to up my calories because I am not sure what will happen. Does anyone know how many carbs and fat I am suppose to have? I am 5'5 and 184lbs. Thanks.
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