Exercise! - Calories burned in High intesity interval training




kmac1196
12-24-2008, 09:26 AM
I can't, for the life of me find how many calories I'm burning while doing 20 mins of high intensity interval training on the treadmill....I weigh 218....does anyone know???

Thanks,


Mrs Snark
12-27-2008, 03:36 PM
In my experience, these kinda of things are very difficult to calculate as it depends very much on you as an individual -- not just your weight, but you physical makeup, your pace, your incline, etc. etc.

I wouldn't worry about getting an exact number -- you're getting a great workout, so yay for you! I almost never eat back any exercise calories burned, so to me it doesn't really matter what those numbers are.

PhotoChick
12-27-2008, 03:38 PM
What TD said. Also keep in mind that the benefit of HIIT is that you CONTINUE to burn calories at a higher rate for several hours after your workout. That's why HIIT is better than steady state cardio for burning calories and raising your metabolism.

I wouldn't worry too much about actual calories burned, but if you REALLY want to know at least what you're burning during the workout, I'd suggest getting a heart rate monitor for the most accurate count.

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kmac1196
12-29-2008, 12:19 AM
Thanks.