I have been doing calorie burn comparisons with Fitness Blender workouts but after this one, I will start doing other workouts I find on the internet.
If you haven’t seen my other calorie burn comparison posts (here is my most recent one)- they are simply me reviewing the workouts and telling you how many calories I burned. These posts are really fun to do and I hope it helps others find a new workout to try.
This workout review is on one of Fitness Blender’s HIIT videos.
For this review, I chose Fitness Blender’s HIIT Cardio and Abs workout. For the other posts, I did their strength training ones so I wanted to change things up.
On their website, they have a handy-dandy filter for the workouts they offer. With it you can pick the exact kind of workout you want based on trainer, level of difficulty, training type, duration, calorie burn and equipment needed.
This particular workout is rated as a 5/5 on the difficulty scale, is 45 minutes long, requires no equipment and has a calorie burn range of 263-431. This all means that it is a tough workout that won’t take up too much time in your day/night!
The workout has a warm-up, core work portion, cardio portion and a cool down.
For the core part of it, there are 13 exercises. Each one is done for 50 seconds and then you are to move on to the next one after ten seconds of rest. The exercises hit all areas of the core.
The cardio part involves seven different exercises that are done for 20 seconds on, and 10 seconds off. Each one is done four times.
Like any other HIIT workout, they say that it shouldn’t be done more than three times a week. This is due to it being challenging for the whole body and rest is needed.
For my cardio workouts, I have been doing plyometrics and cardio ladder moves. I also do some ab work afterwards. It has been quite a while since I have done any other kind of workout session.
The current cardio workouts I do yield around 320-430 calories burned-depending on various factors. The length of the workouts range from 45-75 minutes due to my level of distraction and duties as a mother that may get in the way of getting them done in a timely manner.
I chose this Fitness Blender workout for its relatively short length, calorie burn range, level of difficulty and workout structure. It looked like it was right up my alley!
As it turns out, it was indeed right up my alley.
The core workout was a wonderful change from what I had been doing (the same two exercises for a long time). I loved the burn it gave me- as weird as that sounds.
The cardio portion was tough-more so than I thought it might be. I also liked that the moves were different than what I have gotten used to. My plan is to substitute some of my current ones with the ones in this workout.
After the cool down, I felt pretty spent. I was eager to see my calorie burn so I turned the screen of my watch on and it said….
360 calories (I am 5’4, 113-115 pounds)!
This was a pretty good amount in my opinion. I was happy with it especially because an after-burn would be part of the equation.
I think I will do this workout once in a while as well as do some of Fitness Blender’s other HIIT workout videos.
I highly recommend this workout
I am really glad I decided to change up my cardio day workout with this workout by Fitness Blender. It is another one of their great quality workouts that I think many fitness enthusiasts would enjoy. Make sure to check it out along with their other ones!
Have you done any Fitness Blender workouts? If so, what did you think of them?
Thanks for reading!
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