Just curious...I see some people post how they burn 2000 calories in a workout...or earn 15-20 AP's per day.....How in the world? If I do the elliptical for 2 hours I would only earn like 7....so how do people earn so many and what is your daily/weekly workouts?
Thanks so much! Amanda
Sweating within 10 minutes and deep breathing = medium intensity.
Sweating within 3-5 minutes and rapid & deep breathing = high intensity.
My new routine is bodyrock 3-5 days/week (it's high intensity body-weight interval weight training). Kickboxing M/W/F & Zumba T/Th for cardio, and yoga sprinkled throughout. I earn roughly 6-8 points a day.
Last edited by girlsenberry : 11-24-2011 at 11:56 AM.
I usually jog/walk on the treadmill or do the elliptical/arc trainer for times between an hour/90 minutes. I count all my exercise as low intensity even though I know that jogging on the treadmill would be considered at least medium intensity. I would rather err on the side of caution.
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Most programs, machines, calorie calculators etc. overestimate calories burned. Getting a heart rate monitor will get you a more accurate calculation but nothing is 100% true.
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For awhile I was doing the elliptical in my building and I'd do it for 30 min maybe 3 or 4 times a week. But for the past few weeks I've been "lazy" and just been using my Wii Fit. I do it for about for 45 min to an hour about 4 or 5 times a week. It's obviously lower intensity, but my overall time over the course of the week is more/longer when I do the Wii Fit (versus the elliptical) and apparently it's working.
At some point I realize I'll have to bump up again to more intense workouts, but I'm okay with it for now.
I do elliptical - interval training 6-7 days a week for 65 min (5 is cool down). But then a few days I week I only do the elliptical interval training for 50 min then do circut training for 30. I really don't know how many activity points this is. I know the interval training is high intensity since I am sweating in less than 5 and only dream of talking in a few words at a time
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I do brisk walking (4 MPH), 90 minutes, five or six days a week. I earn 7 APs for each session. I've seen posts by people who earn 15-20 APs a day, too, and while I think that's admirable, there's no way I'd be able to do that. I'm fine with my 7 a day.
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