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September 8, 2011 7:42 AM
Sorry this is sort of a silly one but....

How many calories do you burn for P90X yoga?

I did it for the first time today and my HRM says 350 which seems reasonable or maybe high for 90 minutes of yoga (I'm 5'5 and 113).

My HRM was previously acting crazy-I washed the strap and it seems fine now BUT I'm not really confident. I have no reference point for a calorie burn on this particular workout so just curious thanks!!
September 8, 2011 7:46 AM
Not silly at all...mine on the average is about 221 but man am I dripping sweat for the first 48 minutes!
September 8, 2011 7:47 AM
QUOTE:

Sorry this is sort of a silly one but....

How many calories do you burn for P90X yoga?

I did it for the first time today and my HRM says 350 which seems reasonable or maybe high for 90 minutes of yoga (I'm 5'5 and 113).

My HRM was previously acting crazy-I washed the strap and it seems fine now BUT I'm not really confident. I have no reference point for a calorie burn on this particular workout so just curious thanks!!


350 seems reasonable, but remember most HRM's also calculate your resting calories burned as part of the total cals burned, so those maintenance cals should be backed out if you are entering the number into MFP. Otherwise they will be counted twice, once in your daily caloric goal, and gain in the "total" cals burned.

To do this get your maintenance cals (go to goals, and look at the top right, cals burned from normal daily activity) Lets say that number is 1750, you would take that and divided 1440 to get cals burned/minute while not exercising. This works out to be 1.215 (1750/1440) So if you workout out for 90 minutes you would have burned 109 cals (1.215*90) had you not worked out,so you should enter 241 (350-109) into MFP as calories burned due to exercise.
September 8, 2011 7:48 AM
I haven't tried Px90 yet, but that seems like a reasonable amount to burn. With Ashtanga and Vinyasa you can burn around 300 per hour, Bikram around 600 hour and Hatha, which is very gentle, around 150 an hour.
September 8, 2011 7:51 AM
Don't stress about it. The purpose of Yoga X is not calorie burn.
September 8, 2011 7:57 AM
Wow this is rally interesting! I've never done this before! It might explain why I need to keep my maintenance calories at 1100 instead of 1200 to just maintain--because I don't subtract out as you suggest.

Huh-learn something new every day. I did this calculation and I would have burned 96 calories so I should deduct that.

Thanks!

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Sorry this is sort of a silly one but....

How many calories do you burn for P90X yoga?

I did it for the first time today and my HRM says 350 which seems reasonable or maybe high for 90 minutes of yoga (I'm 5'5 and 113).

My HRM was previously acting crazy-I washed the strap and it seems fine now BUT I'm not really confident. I have no reference point for a calorie burn on this particular workout so just curious thanks!!


350 seems reasonable, but remember most HRM's also calculate your resting calories burned as part of the total cals burned, so those maintenance cals should be backed out if you are entering the number into MFP. Otherwise they will be counted twice, once in your daily caloric goal, and gain in the "total" cals burned.

To do this get your maintenance cals (go to goals, and look at the top right, cals burned from normal daily activity) Lets say that number is 1750, you would take that and divided 1440 to get cals burned/minute while not exercising. This works out to be 1.215 (1750/1440) So if you workout out for 90 minutes you would have burned 109 cals (1.215*90) had you not worked out,so you should enter 241 (350-109) into MFP as calories burned due to exercise.
September 8, 2011 8:04 AM
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350 seems reasonable, but remember most HRM's also calculate your resting calories burned as part of the total cals burned, so those maintenance cals should be backed out if you are entering the number into MFP. Otherwise they will be counted twice, once in your daily caloric goal, and gain in the "total" cals burned.

To do this get your maintenance cals (go to goals, and look at the top right, cals burned from normal daily activity) Lets say that number is 1750, you would take that and divided 1440 to get cals burned/minute while not exercising. This works out to be 1.215 (1750/1440) So if you workout out for 90 minutes you would have burned 109 cals (1.215*90) had you not worked out,so you should enter 241 (350-109) into MFP as calories burned due to exercise.


Excellent advice, it never even crossed my mind to delete the resting calories ! noway

Thanks
September 8, 2011 8:42 AM
Wendy, I wear my BodyBugg and it barely gives me credit for 200 calories for Yoga X. Sorry frown
and I weight A LOT more than you embarassed
September 8, 2011 9:20 AM
that's what i was afraid of - thanks though Becky! I'm changing it to 200 (should probably be less...) and sending HRM in for service. the good news is polar has a 2 year warrenty. Bad timing though...
September 8, 2011 2:10 PM
Depends on how much you put into it. If you do all the pushups before downward dog, and do all the lunges as deep as you can and hold all the poses as deep/far as you can and do all the squats as deep as you can and...well, you get the idea. You can make it into a very physical workout and burn a lot of calories. However, if you just float through it, then you burn next to nothing.

When I first started doing Yoga X, it wasn't unusual for me to burn 600 cals or more in the 90 minutes. These days it's about 400 or so. But of course, I'm a guy :D
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September 25, 2012 1:09 PM
It's 90 minutes, even though balance exercises are burnin' calories. I say 4-500 total/90 min.

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