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November 4, 2010 3:35 PM
Hi I just started P90x. I want to log the calories I burned doing Plyometrics. I know that the best way is to buy a heart monitor, but right now I do not have the money. How do you guys log plyo. It is such an intense workout! Are there any ladies out there around my height (5'6) weight (164), and fitness level (beginner to intermediate), who have a heart rate monitor and have done P90x Plyometrics? If so, I would love to know how many calories you burned during plyo when you first started. I think this would probably be the best way to track my calorie burn until I can buy a HRM of my own.

Sorry I know this is a long-winded questions. Any help is much appreciated.
November 4, 2010 3:44 PM
You can probably log it in as circuit training.
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November 4, 2010 3:50 PM
Burns 1000 calories per 60 minutes.
November 4, 2010 3:56 PM
Hello, I'm doing P90X as well, and was in the boat you're in. I went to Yahoo answers for a solution. You will pretty much burn anywhere from 800 to 1000 calories doing Plyo for about 60 minutes, but the best thing is to get a heart monitor. Wal-mart has one for $27, and is the one I'm using. I also wear it at work, cause of some of the work I do, I burn a lot of calories.
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November 4, 2010 3:59 PM
i'm 5'2 186# and i typically burn around 500 during plyo... and i'm at an intermediate fitness level
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November 4, 2010 4:05 PM
It really depends on how fit you are for the calorie burn from a HRM! I NEVER once hit 800 to 1000 calories doing P90X Plyo and I NEVER burned that many doing INsanity workouts either and they make P90X plyo seem easy!!! My suggestion is to use the calorie burn from high impact aerobics or maybe the circuit training numbers, but invest in a GOOD HRM! Mt first HRM was a MIO and then I got a Polar F11 for a gift and it was set to my stats and I found out my MIO was NOT as accurate as I was "hoping" for!! Keep working it whatever you do!!!!
November 4, 2010 4:13 PM
I'm female, 217 lbs, hour of P90X is a little over 700 calorie burn. I use circuit training or high impact aerobics for the calories.
When you're ready to buy one, Wal-mart has a Sportline hrm for under $30.
Edited by edorice On November 4, 2010 4:14 PM
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November 4, 2010 5:16 PM
The past couple times I have done it recently, I burned around 600 calories. It's hard to get an accurate #, though, without wearing a HRM.
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November 5, 2010 10:30 AM
Thanks guys for all the help. My plan is to get a heart rate monitor as soon as possible, but I am super broke for now. Your responses have given me a better idea of how to log it though. Thanks so much! Maybe If I hint around enough I can get one for Christmas.
November 5, 2010 10:35 AM
I did it last night for the first time ... I am 160.6 lbs, 5'8" and burned 482 calories in 62 minutes. Don't over estimate your calories if you are eating your exercise calories though.
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January 14, 2011 3:20 PM
How are you guys determining your calories burned?
January 14, 2011 3:21 PM
QUOTE:

Burns 1000 calories per 60 minutes.


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January 14, 2011 3:22 PM
QUOTE:

How are you guys determining your calories burned?


It's best to use a heart rate monitor.

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/147368-p90x-calorie-burn?hl=p90x+calorie+burn#posts-2000290
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January 14, 2011 4:39 PM
I think that the first time I did it after one year of being a couch potatoe, I hit over 1,100 calories. Now at about 600 - 700 calories....
January 14, 2011 5:31 PM
For me, generally around 100 calories per 10 minutes, so just under 600. A bit more if I really push myself to exhaustion.
March 1, 2011 9:35 AM
Doesn't it depend on your fitness level too? I know when I am starting a new workout i burn more than once my body gets use to it. I would get a HRM. I am 5'4'' and 162 and I burn about 600 at plyo
April 25, 2011 6:30 PM
Hey everyone! I'm new to myfitnesspal and just did the same workout. I was at a loss about how to log it but found this post instantly with a google search & it was SUPER helpful. Thanks, everyone!
February 6, 2012 4:11 PM
There are a lot of posts saying that the P90X routines burn an average of 600 per session. So if like me your too broke after buying all the equipment and DVDs for a HRM just create a new exercise for the workout and enter the calories as 600. It's only a guide and sometimes puts your net count way down (I was on -109 today after doing ab ripper x and chest & back!!) I may seem high but as an average it will be a good guide as long as you've 'Bought It' in the workout!
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February 22, 2012 12:55 PM
heart monitor at walmart for 27 dollars great..
February 22, 2012 12:57 PM
I didn't read through the entire thread but here is a website that might help.

http://p90xcalories.com/

However, I agree you need a HRM the above website is just an estimate.
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March 9, 2012 12:35 PM
I am 5'5" and 116 pounds. My heart rate monitor only says 360 after an hour of PLYO. I am not sure that is accurate, it sure feels like it should be more. I am in pretty good shape, and as your shape increases your heart rate decreases for the same level of activity. (this means your HR monitor says less calories) However, as you gain more muscle, shouldn't you be burning more calories?
March 9, 2012 12:39 PM
Male, 5'6". 148 lbs. Used a Polat FT4 and I burned 701 calories in 60 minutes.
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March 9, 2012 12:39 PM
QUOTE:

I am 5'5" and 116 pounds. My heart rate monitor only says 360 after an hour of PLYO. I am not sure that is accurate, it sure feels like it should be more. I am in pretty good shape, and as your shape increases your heart rate decreases for the same level of activity. (this means your HR monitor says less calories) However, as you gain more muscle, shouldn't you be burning more calories?


Sorry but that sounds accurate. At 116lbs, you have a very small amount of mass, so you will burn fewer calories during exercise than the average person. A woman who is in great shape will have to work harder to burn the same amount of calories as someone who is not.

You say, as you gain more muscle, shouldn't you be burning more calories? Yes, but during periods of rest. Not during exercise... At least not a noticeable amount more.
April 17, 2012 11:25 AM
I use Aerobics, low intensity for warm ups / cool downs. Then I use the Aerobics, high intensity for what would be referred to as "in the zone". The calories seem to be pretty darn accurate when logging workouts, in my experience.
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May 1, 2012 12:02 PM
I tried that website - http://p90xcalories.com/ - it told me I burned either 703 at mid level or 883 at high level. I am 180 & 5'8". Not sure what level to put myself. I'm pretty worn out, so probably high level but I'll take the 703 so I don't cheat myself at all.

Good Luck!
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