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September 21, 2010 5:40 PM
Does anyone use Exercise TV? How do you know how many calories are burned?
September 21, 2010 5:47 PM
I just enter "aerobics" and go with something like that
September 21, 2010 5:52 PM
I do! Look at my exercise diary for today and yesterday. Those workouts were w/ Exercise Tv. (Walking w/ Leslie 2 mile walk and 20 minute sweat etc)
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September 21, 2010 6:00 PM
i do a lot of videos, so i ended up buying a heart rate monitor. Great investment
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September 21, 2010 6:24 PM
I did Exercise TV's "Quick Calorie Blast"-20min. & "Ultimate Buns"-10min. together a few nights ago and I burned about 247 cals. according to my HRM. I'm 5'2 and 159 lbs.
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September 22, 2010 10:19 AM
Thanks everyone for the tips...I am going to have to invest in a Heart Rate Monitor, but for now I will put those videos under aerobics...I have the 45 min cardio sculpt (walking and weights) and the 20 min tank top arms (weights and stretching). Both are challenging. I was only able to do 20 mins of the first video, but gonna work my way up to doing both videos in full.
March 1, 2011 3:38 PM
You guys have no IDEA how frustrated I've been over this! Exercise tv is where I do the majority of my workouts and I didn't know exactly how many calories I was burning so I just logged under whatever category seemed to match. I feel just a tad stupid for constantly searching the web to get calories burned for specific videos(lol) when I could've just bought a heart rate monitor. Oh, well...you learn something new everyday. All of that searching led me right back to my second home...MFP!!! I love this site!!!! Thanks.
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March 1, 2011 3:41 PM
I firmly believe it's all dependant on how hard you worked! :)

Best way to tell is get a HRM .. .but you could ballpark :)
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June 10, 2011 7:32 AM
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October 30, 2011 11:06 AM
I was wondering about a same thing. I use Aerobics, general (24min) which comes to 173 calories.
I usually use heavier dumbbells so I can imagine I'd burn more calories.
@laughingdani, thanks for sharing your HRM readings.
If you have HRM readings for other exercises (especially the 30 days plan) please post the calorie readings for those too.
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