Fitness Blender Calorie Burn Comparison

Fitness Blender Calorie Burn Comparison

I did another one of these Fitness Blender calorie burn comparisons a while ago now. It was interesting to see my number compared to the range that they give on their website.

I decided to do another comparison post just for fun. Read on if interested!

Which workout I chose and why

I chose Fitness Blender’s 43 minute Upper Body and Cardio Kickboxing Workout for this comparison. I had actually planned on doing one on a lower body workout as I had already done a comparison on an upper body workout. This video really caught my eye though.

I used to like kickboxing workouts back in my college days as it provided a good challenge for me cardiovascular wise and I thought it was fun. Combining those moves with upper body weightlifting seemed like it would make for a great workout.

About this workout

This upper body workout is 43 minutes long and is rated 4/5 on the difficulty scale. It contains a warm-up and a cool down with stretching.

The workout has three groups of kickboxing and three groups of strength training. First a kickboxing group is done and then a strength training group is done.

All the groups contain two different moves that are each repeated twice. Each move is done for 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off. That amounts to each exercise group taking four minutes.

After all of the exercise groups are done, there is a burnout round that includes four different exercises. They are each done for 45 seconds on and then 15 seconds off.

The calorie burn estimate range is 265-468.

My experience and calorie burn

As with all of Fitness Blender’s weight training workouts, I try to make some modifications to make them a little more challenging for me. For this one, all I did was make sure that I was choosing weights that were heavy enough to hit my muscles well.

I put my all into the kickboxing moves as I was in the mood for a tough workout at the time. My physical and mental energy levels were up!

I did not peek at my fitness watch at all during the workout to save the surprise for after I was done with it. Upon completion of it, I saw that I had burned 300 calories. This fell in the calorie burn estimate range that they gave.

Although I burned more calories with this one than the last one I did a post on, it was not my favorite workout in the world. The way it was arranged and the kickboxing elements just did not do it for me. I do recommend it to others though.

Another interesting comparison!

I officially really like doing these posts. It breaks up the monotony of my workout regimens that I do for around six weeks.

My next calorie burn comparison will be in a couple of weeks so if you like these posts, stay tuned!

You can find the workout here: https://www.fitnessblender.com/videos/upper-body-workout-cardio-kickboxing-strength-and-cardio-workout

Thanks for reading!

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Fitness Blender Calorie Burn Comparison

Fitness Blender Calorie Burn Comparison

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!

In conclusion

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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