Ok so I've been doing HIIT for a little while now and I'm now trying to figure out how many calories I burn doing it.
I go 30 jog, then 30 sprint. I repeat that for 7 minutes. If anyone can help me figure out how many calories I burn I would be very grateful.
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Also, it is extremely hard to quantify the "afterburn" effects of HIIT, which is really where it shines.
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05-20-2011, 11:55 AM #11
The "afterburn" theory of HIIT is frankly exagerrated.
I can give you a pretty good idea of how many calories you're burning. Go to a quarter mile track and cycle your 30 second jogs with 30 second "sprints" for 7 minutes. How many laps did you do?
1 mile ~ approximately 100 calories
PS: I don't know many people that can "sprint" for 30 seconds straight ... much less repeat 30second sprints once a minute. Are you really "sprinting" or just running briskly?
PPS: "HIIT" on a treadmill is a f*cking joke. Take your cardio outside.
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Calories burned during HIIT
I did HIIT training on a ratio of 2:1, 1 minute rest to 30 seconds spriting on a speed of 12 out of 14 on my treadmill and i was going in my 85% zone for heart rate. i worked out for 30 minutes and hard burned about 460 calories. The real benefit of HIIT is also the afterburn of the metabolism that it gives you after your workout. i found that throughout the day i was more energetic, and the food that i ate was getting quickly metabolized, thus making me hungry, so i made sure i ate proten and some carbs for replenishment. Best training if you want abs. also a word of advice, never do HIIT on a leg weights training day, i find that there is a high chance of u getting an injury, an example when i twisted my ankle after my legs workout since i always give a 100% during weights so my form and posture werent correct during the HIIT. good look and hope for successs
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I do have to say that HIIT does not have to be a joke on the treadmill- in fact it can be more intense because you can increase the incline. If you ramp up the speed to the level you wish, and sprint to the desired time, step onto the non-moving sides for the rest, then place yourself back onto the runway when ready- this way you aren't waiting for the slow mechanical transition from the fast setting to slow setting. It's not dangerous if you're careful, and you get a complete rest in between sprints. I have found myself to be way more exhausted doing treadmill HIIT because the speed stays constant and doesn't allow me to slow down, which I tend to do by my 15th sprint when outside.
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09-16-2016, 05:54 PM #18
7 minutes it's better then nothing depends what you like to accomplish I like 20 to 30 minutes session twice per week heart rate monitor it's the best to check burned calories the best ones are the ones that you strap on your chest I bought 2 from Walmart like 39 dollars they didn't last long a few months then the receiver didn't work anymore then I bought a Timex hear rate monitor it was like 60 dollars but it works great I'm on my second battery now I recommend to spend the money on a good one don't but one cheap most likely will stop working