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July 22, 2013 7:55 AM
Today I started the T25 program. Under what would I log in my exercise. I do not have a heart rate monitor so I don't know exactly how many calories I burned.
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July 23, 2013 9:35 AM
I was wondering the same thing
July 23, 2013 9:37 AM
Just don't log it
July 23, 2013 9:37 AM
What's T25?
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July 23, 2013 9:38 AM
Unfortunately, if you want an accurate reading, you will need a HRM. Otherwise, it really wouldn't matter what you logged it as because you will never know if it is accurate since calorie burn is based on how hard you worked during the workout and your age.

If it helps, I have seen people burn 400-500 calories a workout, but once again, they might not work as hard as you or vice versa, and they may be younger/older than you.

BTW...I am in my third week and I have not been tracking my calorie burn (and I even have a HRM!). I am following the plan (1600 calories/day) and nailing the workouts. Let's keep in touch so we can cheer each other on!
Edited by Enginette On July 23, 2013 9:40 AM
July 23, 2013 9:39 AM
QUOTE:

Unfortunately, if you want an accurate reading, you will need a HRM. Otherwise, it really wouldn't matter what you logged it as because you will never know if it is accurate since calorie burn is based on how hard you worked during the workout and your age.

If it helps, I have seen people burn 400-500 calories a workout, but once again, they might not work as hard as your or vice versa, and they may be younger/older than you.


Unless it is steady state cardio and HRM would be very inaccurate as well. Not sure what type of program it is, if it is circuits like a lot of DVD's log it as Circuit training.
July 23, 2013 9:42 AM
It is progression-type circuits with an interval ("burn-out") session between circuits.. The workouts vary being some are all cardio, some are strength-based, some focus on lower body, some focus on abs, and all involved some cardio, so it is quite an array.
July 23, 2013 9:46 AM
Focus T25 is the new Shaun T workout program, I have it but am in a Challenge group that starts August 5th. I would imagine I'd be logging it as I log insanity? I'm not sure I've not even peeked at the workouts yet.
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July 23, 2013 10:23 AM
I just log mine as an Aerobics workout. I'm positive it's not accurate but it's better than not logging it at all and I'm sure it is not OVER estimated. lol
July 23, 2013 10:30 AM
From reviews I've seen most women have burned anywhere from 100 to 350. I've figured the average on most of the women have been 250 for the cardio workouts so that's what I'm going off of. The men have been burning 300 to 500 per workout.
July 23, 2013 10:38 AM
I am on week 3 also. I have been logging it as circuit training and it is not far off from what my fitbit says I burn during the workouts. The ab circuit workout is showing a little less because you are not in full out cardio mode the entire time. I have been trying to stay pretty close to the 1600 mark as well since that is what was recommended in the book. However some days I am getting in exrta excersize by biking and walking/jogging so I eat a little more on those days.
July 23, 2013 2:27 PM
I just started Week 2 of Focus T25 .... this morning was Total Body Circuit. When I log that as MFP's Circuit Training, General for 28 minutes (the workout plus the cooldown) it says I burned 334 cals. When I use my Polar H7 (did today cause I was curious) I burned 398 cals. My wife's H7 said she burned 265 cals.

I think that the 1600 calorie a day diet and workouts and no eating back exercise calories would be too large a calorie deficit for me, but is likely to work quite well for most women. It's what my wife is doing quite successfully.

I think the Circuit Training, General will be reasonably accurate if you want to log the exercise from MFP. I think that the calorie burn per minute is comparable to Insanity.

And I just have to say that spider lunge push-ups are crazy!
August 5, 2013 9:15 AM
I had the same question when I started. I took into consideration that all the workouts are bodyweight exerises which is named Calisthenics, I record my workouts as such.
August 5, 2013 9:19 AM
I averaged 250-300 calories burned per workout.
August 5, 2013 9:22 AM
I compared my HRM (Polar FT4) to a few different exercises in the database and the closest one was Aerobics. The ab workout would definitely be less (though my husband swears it's the worst).
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August 5, 2013 9:23 AM
I do like most and I use a HRM to track my burn and then I create my own exercises with the exact name of the routines (T25 - Alpha Total Body w/ cool down for example) Much easier to compare burn of this week to week 1 or Beta routines to Alpha routines when I hit that phase next week. But, to even get a decent estimate of the burn, you really need a heart rate monitor. Preferably, one with a chest strap.
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August 5, 2013 9:24 AM
QUOTE:

Today I started the T25 program. Under what would I log in my exercise. I do not have a heart rate monitor so I don't know exactly how many calories I burned.


I log 25 minutes of Aerobics, general. Like someone else said, it's most likely not accurate, but it's definitely not going over. I don't have a HRM yet either.
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August 7, 2013 10:50 AM
I log it at circut training. I use a HRM and is shows about 30 to 60 calories higher than MFP, so I use the lower amount since I don't eat back my exercise calories.
August 20, 2013 6:37 AM
started my first day today... Phew there was sweat flying everywhere
April 5, 2014 2:21 PM
Just wondering if you are still doing T25 or if you finished it..... The real wonder is if you had any weight lost. My wife and I have been doing it for 5 weeks have not lost any weight. We feel better, but that scale isn't moving.
April 6, 2014 3:15 PM
happy
Edited by WillowTree84 On April 6, 2014 3:19 PM
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April 6, 2014 3:18 PM
Are you guys fairly new to working out? AKA, were you REALLY sore after the first workouts? The body's natural response to muscle damage (soreness) is inflammation which can take up to 6 weeks to go away. You guys could both be retaining water. I started a weight loss challenge through my local YMCA and lost 6 pounds through diet alone in the first two weeks. As soon as I started T25, I gained 3.5 back. All I could think was, "What the hell? I'm busting by butt and GAINED weight?!" Don't get discouraged. Feeling better is a bigger prize anyway. -Amber

This might help... http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/264931839
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June 22, 2014 6:24 PM
How did you like your t25 program and did you see results
June 22, 2014 7:25 PM
I LOVE T25 ( no I am not a coach)...am on week nine...my fitness has improved 100%...have lost inches and about seven pounds.
The inches are far more telling than the scale and the fact that my core is a LOT stronger, which has improved my running a ton. Best part about this for me is the changes I feel in my legs and energy level.

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