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February 27, 2012 4:57 PM
do you just modify the calorie count in the box each time?
March 9, 2012 8:25 AM
This website gives you a calculation of estimate your cal burn per minute:

When you figure that out, you can add your own exercise under "my exercises" and put your own calorie burn per min to personalize it for you!
March 12, 2012 5:45 PM
The thing is, How does all this get logged into the My Fitness Pal? I mean The HRM is great and all, but without one it would be good to track it through the app itself... what would you place it as under cardio?
March 14, 2012 4:04 PM
I would use the link above and input your own personal calculations. I just started my first day of Be Fit its a toughie, and so I just modified stuff, which when I was really fit, I never had to do. But I will continue!
March 19, 2012 11:06 AM
thank you! this link helps me figure out more or less how I did.
March 19, 2012 1:25 PM
Hello there,

Now that you are closer to 60 days on Insanity, have you seen great results so far or its just a good workout? I just started today and Im so desperate to see major results in 60 days. Summer is coming up!smile
March 19, 2012 1:27 PM
I did insanity a while back and I wore my HRM to track calories burned. Awesome job!smile
March 19, 2012 2:08 PM
Even my hip hop class and insanity burns almost the same calorie amount
but it's not the same. After insanity my body is sored for a while and I can feel that I'm building more muscle mass specially the upper body. After hip hop class, it takes more less time to recovery than insanity.
April 3, 2012 10:45 PM
you have to be careful not to be fooled by cheap heart rate monitors. I bought one that goes on your wrist, but when I sweat a lot it doesnt give a read out, or I have to take time to wipe the sweat away to get a read
April 20, 2012 3:06 AM
I am in round 2 of Insanity. The results are amazing so do stop. I am new to the site and calorie counting. I have srrn a lot of inches lost but my weight have went up. I was told that I am probably not taken in enough calories and my body is holding on to every thing that I eat now since I have increase my exercise activities. So this is my last result before diet pills.
May 3, 2012 1:25 PM

I am in round 2 of Insanity. The results are amazing so do stop. I am new to the site and calorie counting. I have srrn a lot of inches lost but my weight have went up. I was told that I am probably not taken in enough calories and my body is holding on to every thing that I eat now since I have increase my exercise activities. So this is my last result before diet pills.

I started the fit test today and OH MANNNN, sweat everywhere!!! I burned about 453 cals doing about 40 minutes.
May 3, 2012 1:28 PM
I'm female, 5'7", 177 lbs and usually have my HR go between about 150 (down to about 120 during the stretching) and 180 doing the insanity workouts. I burn about 340-370 for the 40 minutes.
May 3, 2012 1:43 PM
Without buying and using a HRM, what I've found works best in MFP for Insanity and similar type workouts is entering them under Cardiovascular as Circuit Training. Your MFP already makes changes for your particular bodyweight and will give you a number to eat around if not perfectly accurate, has been good enough to both keep my energy levels high while continuing to lose weight. If the whole workout was 32 mins I entered 32 mins. The "warmup" is a full on workout for my money, but if I wanted to I guess I could subtract the 6 mins of stretching. But I didn't want to.

Doing it this way, the month 2 dvds would come in between 750-900 calories burned, which seems to be the right range for a 250 lb male. YMMV
May 3, 2012 1:58 PM

Is there an app for an android phone that will track the HRM and count calories while doing the Insanity workout?

There's several. You can use Google Tracks for free and it'll sync to your bluetooth HRM (double check to make sure you're is compatiible) and it'll record your runs/walks/rides on a map along with time/dist/speed info. Obviously, during Insanity you're only moving 4 feet side to side but it'll still record your HR info.

There's many fitness apps in the Market (oops, I mean Google Play, whatev) that you can pay for if you like their interface more.
May 3, 2012 3:50 PM
I am so inspired to keep going by all of you, thank you and keep up the great work.
May 16, 2012 5:00 AM

TO EVERYONE DOING INSANITY: Keep going no matter how much you have to stop and rest. I can assure that if you stick with it, you will be pleased at the end of the 60 days. Also, the second half of Insanity IS tougher than the first but you will get used to the longer workouts. I thought I'd be bored going back to the start after my first round but the first 30 day's workouts are just as tough. Starting my second round this week after too long of a delay. Good luck to you all!!!

Thanks for the tip to help me keep going.
May 31, 2012 4:32 PM
I just started Insanity. I am on Day 4. OY. Its the hardest thing I have ever done. I am so overweight. But, I am going to keep pushing forward. I didn't think I could do one exercise and I did better then I thought. Yay. Trying to figure out how many calories it burns and wondering why no none has put any info in so we can use it. ohwell Day 5 tomorrow. Pure Cardio. Oh lord. I may need a doctor. lol.
June 6, 2012 6:28 PM
I am getting ready to start the Insanity program this coming week. I was wondering if everyone is using the nutrition guide for their diet or if you are doing things different and how your calorie intake is? Never done a diet where would still lose weight and take in alot of calories but Im told with this you do, Is this right?
June 11, 2012 1:32 PM
The purpose of the nutrition guide is just to guide you. Once you find out what your calorie need is you can work from there. The meals are great suggestions but not to everyone's liking so it's up to you to replace the meal to what you like. The Michi's ladder in the back is very helpful because you learn which are better, healthier choices and you can create your meals from there. I have Insanity and I LOVE IT. I even tried going to a gym for a short period to help me bring up my energy levels after surgery but when I began Insanity again, I realized how much I missed it. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK EVERYONE AND DON'T GIVE UP!!
June 11, 2012 1:34 PM

I bought a Sportline heart rate monitor from Wal-mart for $30, it tracks your calories as you workout. Make sure you get that feature. First month of Insanity I burned 500-700 calories per workout. With the longer workouts in the second month I burned 700 to 980 calories. However, everyone is different from weight, age, and physical ability.


Doing Insanity now and love it!!
June 11, 2012 5:07 PM
I have a timex HRM I don't know how accurate it is compared to other brands but it does have a chest strap along with entering your weight. It said I burned 750 calories doing the pylometric cardio circuit, cardio power & recovery was 650, pure cardio was 625, fit test was 250, cardio recovery was 350. This was my first week of doing it so I rested more then I would of liked to of, plus I have a hard time doing push-ups and I hope they get easier as the weeks go on. I am 5 foot 7 inches and weigh around 165 if that helps anyone.
Edited by Sara736 On June 11, 2012 5:09 PM
June 14, 2012 9:36 AM
Myfitnesspal does not have Insanity on their exercise tool. Can any of you answer on how much the workout burns (roughly for about an hour?)

Thanks. Much appreciate it.
June 14, 2012 12:41 PM
I had to use a heart rate monitor for My Tae Bo PT 24/7 workout and for the body blast dvd I burned 1500 calories 30min workout and for the Combo Sculpt I burned 900 calories the workout program comes with seven dvds so I have to track calories burned for each dvd. I just did the Jillian Michaels Shred it with weights using an 8lb dumbbell its an interval training workout and just doing it for 17mins since I couldn't fit the whole 30 min I still burned 474 calories. For people like us who workout with dvds its best to get a HRM to track our calories burned.
June 26, 2012 12:57 PM
I just started Insanity today! Got my fit test done, and I'm way looking forward to but also dreading the next two months... :) It's great to hear all the feedback about it on here, I don't have a workout partner, and you all are inspiring!
June 29, 2012 6:59 PM
I just started today. The fit test kiiiiiilled me. But I'm sticking to it, I'm excited to get my hot body;D

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