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January 19, 2011 12:49 PM
Does anyone know approximately how many calories Just Dance 2 burns? Just did it for 25 minutes, but have no idea how to record it!
  2660142
January 19, 2011 12:54 PM
I put it under modern dance on the exercise tracker, it was around 250-300 calories.
January 19, 2011 1:10 PM
I exercise with that game as well. I've been recording it as 'Dancing, General'.
  2501247
January 19, 2011 1:10 PM
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I exercise with that game as well. I've been recording it as 'Dancing, General'.


I also record it as this
  1731104
January 19, 2011 2:13 PM
The literature that comes with the CD says you burn a thousand calories in 20 minutes. If you use the sweat option it records about 250 calories per song. My wife and I think this is too high and so we try to do all of the kneelifts and twists that are involved and then we log 750 calories for 20 minutes.love

Jody
  3389676
January 19, 2011 2:15 PM
i do general dancing and then just change the time.
if you burn more than what it says then no harm right? (:
January 19, 2011 2:25 PM
I found this link that might help for calories burned while playing Just Dance 2
http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/How-Many-Calories-does-the-Wii-Just-Dance-Game-Burn/4h/
January 19, 2011 6:58 PM
Thanks for the help, everyone!
  2660142
November 17, 2011 9:35 AM
30 minutes of Just Dance 2 burns roughly 225 calories. this is also my fitness 'regime' lol. and i've already noticed a toned difference. it's definitely a great way to get in shape. hope this helps. also, for everyone else: i started using MFP about a month ago, and i noticed most of your posts are from the beginning of the year. when i first started, i had to log Just Dance 2 under 'dancing, modern' etc. also. i have recently added Just Dance 2 to the list of exercises, so you can find it there. :)
November 28, 2011 8:12 AM
30 minutes of wii just dance burns from 190 to 210 calories.
December 13, 2011 7:07 AM
I use this as my regiment also and have done tons of research on it. In "Just Sweat" mode, you accumulate "sweat points". Every 4.2 sweat points burns 1 calorie. In the "Intense Program" you try to earn 2000 sweat points a day, which burns about 476 calories. Or if you just round the 4.2 up to 5 (which you should admitting we don't put all of our effort into every move) you burn 400 calories and feel good knowing you actually did a little bit more than that! Good luck!
  6785950
January 14, 2012 11:49 AM
Fitnessblender.com says approx 20calories per song
January 14, 2012 11:57 AM
QUOTE:

The literature that comes with the CD says you burn a thousand calories in 20 minutes. If you use the sweat option it records about 250 calories per song. My wife and I think this is too high and so we try to do all of the kneelifts and twists that are involved and then we log 750 calories for 20 minutes.love

Jody


i have trouble believing anyone can burn 1000 calories in 20 minutes. that's 50 calories per minute which is more calories than you burn from sprinting at full speed.
Edited by biologic On January 14, 2012 11:58 AM
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January 14, 2012 12:04 PM
Im going to have to agree, maybe it says you burn that many, but I have all 3 of the games and play them sometimes. I do however run everyday and my work out is 10 times as hard as the game and It would take a VERY fast and long run to burn 1000 calories.
January 21, 2012 11:40 AM
Mild Program - 300 points per day is about 72 calories
Tough Program - 1000 points per day is about 238 calories
Intense Program - 2000 points per day is about 476 calories
  8935043
February 10, 2012 9:40 AM
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I found this link that might help for calories burned while playing Just Dance 2
http://www.fitnessblender.com/v/article-detail/How-Many-Calories-does-the-Wii-Just-Dance-Game-Burn/4h/


These calculations were for a person who was 131 lbs, btw!
  16256725
February 13, 2012 7:05 AM
Great info everyone, I use JD2 and JD3 as part of my at home workouts, Thanks! DANCE ON!
  15606338
February 23, 2012 1:52 AM
Quick Q for people with these games - how much space do you actually need to do the dances? I really want a wii and this game, but I have a feeling i'll fall over the sofa/smash the tv if I try and use it in the TINY space I have!
  4606721
February 23, 2012 2:02 AM
How much is burnt playing Call of Duty? lol


Just picked up Kinect...
February 23, 2012 2:03 AM
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Quick Q for people with these games - how much space do you actually need to do the dances? I really want a wii and this game, but I have a feeling i'll fall over the sofa/smash the tv if I try and use it in the TINY space I have!


Depends how tiny! lol I have about 5'x5' to move in but for some things I just don't move as much (like if a step requires me to walk forward or back, I may go 1 or 2 steps but then walk in place the rest of the time). The biggest obstacle is how far from the tv you need to be. I think you are supposed to ideally be 8-10' away (you can probably find this info on the website) when you play with the wii. I think I'm a bit closer - 7' maybe and it still works ok but I can get out of range if I move too far left or right. Hope that helps.
February 23, 2012 4:55 AM
I log both just dance 2 and 3 at about 1 calorie per 10 sweat points i.e. 3000 sweat points equals 300 calories - I've been doing it about 5-7 times a week since Christmas and logging it, eating back exercise calories etc and lose aprtox 2lbs a week, which is my goal and what MFP has me set at, so I'm finding it a fairly accurate measure and would rather be underestimating than overestimating. Good luck.
  9391571
February 24, 2012 4:05 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Quick Q for people with these games - how much space do you actually need to do the dances? I really want a wii and this game, but I have a feeling i'll fall over the sofa/smash the tv if I try and use it in the TINY space I have!


Depends how tiny! lol I have about 5'x5' to move in but for some things I just don't move as much (like if a step requires me to walk forward or back, I may go 1 or 2 steps but then walk in place the rest of the time). The biggest obstacle is how far from the tv you need to be. I think you are supposed to ideally be 8-10' away (you can probably find this info on the website) when you play with the wii. I think I'm a bit closer - 7' maybe and it still works ok but I can get out of range if I move too far left or right. Hope that helps.


haha, well if I stood in the space between my sofa and tv, i'd be a max of 2' away from the telly. DOH!
  4606721
February 28, 2012 9:19 AM
SO MANY different replies, I'm frustrated. On another website I read approx. 1000 pts = 238 cal. One thing that nobody seems to mention is that the song you choose makes all the difference. I do Just Dance 3 and you can't just say "each song burns 20 calories" because "Jump on It" or The Chemical Brothers song is much more intense than say the mermaid song or the Katy Perry song. Also, the accuracy of the moves (do you stretch as far as the dancer? do you follow through w/ your moves? do you go all out?) also determines how many calories you burn so attaching any # of calories based on the number of just the songs, won't work...it is determined by the user. I was hoping that the points they give you determined it and had a set ratio to calories. Annoying.
February 28, 2012 9:22 AM
I wear a Polar HRM when I do Just Dance 2 and 3. I average for a super easy song about 20-25 calories. On some of the more instense songs its anywhere from 30-45. I hope this helps some. I should add that I am 5ft5inches and weight 216 lbs.
Edited by roadworthy On February 28, 2012 9:24 AM
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March 16, 2012 10:34 AM
Hi...according to the sweat program, it goes by how many calories you burn as compared to an activity...
I.E. tough program = 30 minutes of running...so that's how i calculate it once I complete the daily objectives.

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