Time another for another one of these!
If you have seen my other posts with this title, you will know what these are all about. If you have not seen them before-it is pretty simple. I will just be doing a workout video from the Fitness Blender site and compare the calories I burned (according to my watch) doing it to their calorie burn estimate range.
It is just a fun thing I have come to like doing. Read on to see this month’s comparison!
The Fitness Blender workout I chose
Since the last workouts chosen were for the upper body, I decided to do a lower body one this time. I went with the one entitled, “56 Minute HIIT and Strength Workout- Intense Active/Static Lower Body Strength and HIIT.”
This one looked good to me because it seemed like it would be pretty intense. The comments saying that people were shaking for a while after doing it, really intrigued me and made me want to try it, too.
It is a total of 56 minutes long and includes a warmup/cool down.
There are two groups of HIIT with six movements in both of them. Each movement is done for 20 seconds and then you rest for ten seconds. The HIIT portion time takes up a total of 12 minutes of the workout.
There are two groups of strength training which are both done after the HIIT groups. They include six different exercises. The strength training groups are each done twice.
The difficulty level is said to be 5/5 on their scale but it can be changed a bit so that it goes down to a 3/5.
Estimated calorie burn range is 381-597.
My experience and calories burned
Whew! This was definitely a tough one!
I loved the different movements that the HIIT portions had. Lately, I have been doing the same old ones during my own cardio workouts so this was refreshing (mentally, not physically). They packed quite a punch!
The strength training part may look easy when you see it written but holy cow is it not easy at all! The second exercise in each superset involves holding the movement (i.e. sumo squat hold). It is brutal as all get-out.
When I finally got to the cool down, my lower body was screaming. The stretching helped a little but I am still feeling the workout as I type this a day later. Talk about jelly legs!
After being totally done with the whole workout, I was eager and excited to see the amount of calories I burned on my fitness watch. So I turned the screen on, scrolled through to the calories burned section and it read…
450 calories burned!
That number is right within their estimated burn range and I was very happy with it.
Highly recommended workout
This is an awesome, high quality workout. It is one that you will definitely feel the next day or two.
The workout is not complex when it comes to the way it is arranged but it still requires a lot of effort. It definitely is a 5/5 on a difficulty scale so keep that in mind if you decide to try it.
The Fitness Blender workouts can be scaled down with some modifications. The same is true with scaling it up but this particular workout is hard enough as it is.
You can use whatever amount of weight you want but Just know that this isn’t really the right workout for you to be lifting as heavy as you can.
If you are one of those people who thinks they need to burn 600+ calories per workout, this might not appeal to you. It is important to realize though that if you are trying to slim down, your diet matters more. This workout will definitely help you on the way to meeting your body goals with the right food intake.
To conclude this short post
I loved the workout and am very happy that I found it. It will definitely be something I do again very soon (like my next leg day).
This Fitness Blender was just one of their many great workouts so make sure to go to their website and check out all they have to offer.
You can find my last Fitness Blender comparison post here.
Thanks for reading!
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