I really like Fitness Blender and all they have to offer in terms of at-home workouts. Their videos have given me the inspiration to formulate my own workouts that I feel are best for me.
Every one of Fitness Blender’s workouts videos has an estimated calorie burn range. Just out of interest, I have decided to do one of their workouts every once in a while and wear my fitness watch to see how many calories I actually burn.
This post will be the first comparison I do. Read on if interested!
Fitness Blender workout done: Daniel’s Upper Body Strength Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily
This is one of their many upper body workouts they offer. It is catered towards people who do not like a lot of repetition in their workouts.
This particular workout has three groups of strength training-no cardio. Each group focuses on two areas of the upper body (chest/back, shoulders/lats, biceps/triceps). There are eight exercises in each group.
The exercises in the groups are done back-to-back for 45 seconds each. There is a water break/longer rest after each group. The workout also includes a warm-up and cool down.
The duration of the entire workout is only 39 minutes due to the fast pace of the strength training. The weight you are to lift is entirely up to you and what you are able to handle.
This workout’s calorie burn estimate range: 227-404 calories
My take on this workout and my calorie burn
I usually do bursts of cardio with my strength training workouts to add in some extra calorie burning. This workout’s cardio-like activity comes from moving fast. A little bit of a change for me!
Despite it looking kind of easy, my arms definitely got really fatigued before the workout was over. It is actually not something I am used to when doing strength training.
Having my arms tired only part of the way through the workout seemed like a great sign to me!
Upon completion of this workout, I felt like I got a wonderful workout in even though there was no cardio. I had a feeling I was going to be sore then next day and I sure was.
I loved the way the workout was set up and I can definitely see how it would be good for someone who finds more traditional weight lifting to be boring.
My calorie burn for this workout (according to my watch) was only 120 calories. So despite feeling like I was working hard, I did not burn as much as Fitness Blender’s estimated calorie burn range for the particular workout. Bummer
I still really enjoyed this workout though and I would recommend it to others!
While I liked the workout and it did challenge me, I did not reach the calories burned estimate. What I plan on doing is taking this workout and making it my own. I will do a post about my changes to it in a few days.
Have you done Fitness Blender workouts? If so, did you like them?
Thanks for reading!
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