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June 25, 2012 2:04 PM
Those of you who are doing Insanity, how many calories per minute are you averaging? This is my third round of it (although I haven't done it at all since Jan) and once again I am only burning about 8 calories a minute :( I see some people get impressive burns and it is depressing when I feel like I am pushing myself as hard as I can and get just a bit over 8
June 25, 2012 2:30 PM
Yes me too, according to my HRM I burn around 200 cals per session and I see people on here getting between 300-800. Im thinking that either my HRM is not very accurate (its a cheap one) or that its something to do with my build as im quite small (5'1" and 114lb) its sooooo frustrating though! Keep at it though as once someone said to me Insanity is doing much more for your body than just burning calories. happy
June 25, 2012 2:38 PM
I am in the second month and for those workouts I burn roughly 350-450 calories (not recovery day) during the workout.

I am 5ft and 103 and unsure about bodyfat amount.
June 25, 2012 3:10 PM
I'm on my 2nd round of trying insanity and according to my HRM I'm averaging about 400-600 calories burned per workout.
June 25, 2012 3:13 PM
I burn from 12-15cals a minute on Insanity workouts. Most recently was the MAX Interval Circuit. About an hour long and I burned 730cals.

My wife pushes really hard as well, but only burned 450 cal on the one hour MAX Interval Circuit. She's about 5ft4 @ 123lbs
June 25, 2012 5:04 PM
Thanks for the replies everyone :)
August 3, 2012 7:59 AM
I am at the end of my 4th week and on average burn 300 calories for a 40 minute work out, so burning anywhere from 6 - 8 calories per minutes so I hope that is a good pace - because I haven't worked out in a long time and Insanity is harder than probably anything i have ever done.
August 3, 2012 8:24 AM
I'm getting average of 350, so about 9 cals/minute or so. Your hrm will calculate based on the parameters you enter, so if you entered height/weight, the calculation should be geared toward someone that is your size.
August 3, 2012 8:27 AM
At 5'9" and 143 I'm burning between 520-550 on the harder days and about 220-240 on the "rest" days.
February 19, 2013 10:33 AM
I do insanity some days, and I do a jiu jitsu conditioning workout on other days that is roughly equivalent. Oh. old post........
Edited by Bambalama On February 19, 2013 10:35 AM
April 10, 2014 9:08 AM
I commented on the wrong forum and it wont let me delete it so just edited it. Please ignore this comment lol.
Edited by Seireness On April 10, 2014 9:10 AM


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