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October 28, 2012 7:52 AM

I was just wondering what I should log TurboFire as? Ive been logging it as Kickboxing (TurboJam) and its been giving me some super high calories burned....55 minutes = 1230 calories!! Now i love that but i want to make sure its right.....Any opinions? Oh and should i eat back ALL those calories? (i know i should eat to add fuel but my daily allowance is already 1650 Cals)

Thanks for any advice!

Lis xx
October 28, 2012 8:12 AM
Heart rate monitors can give you a better estimate but it is still an estimate. I'd just round down a bit from MFPs numbers. Maybe 1000.
October 28, 2012 8:19 AM
Wow, that is way over estimated as I do kickboxing and it is usually about 560 calories burned when I record it. I found a blog with other comments at:
October 28, 2012 8:40 AM
I completed Turbo Fire and I do not recall burning that many calories per workout. I am also a certified Turbo Kick instructor and I have yet to burn that many after teaching a class. Everyones calorie burn is so different. I would recommend a heart rate monitor too. (It will become your best friend). :0) Good luck with Turbo Fire.
October 28, 2012 10:28 AM
OP has 126lbs to lose which is why her burn is higher than those closer to their goals.
October 28, 2012 11:40 AM
Hiya, thanks for all the comments, i have 126lbs to lose and i have input 2lbs a week as a target (i hope for more) I complete all the TurboFire workouts from start to finish following Ali when i comes to the jumps......

I might just log it as Aerobics and follow that burn amount?

October 28, 2012 11:50 AM
I have about 50 pounds to lose to give you frame of reference and started using the TurboFire program back in late August. I did the TurboFire prep schedule and started the full schedule last week wearing a heart monitor for every work out. In the Fire 45 workouts combined with the stretch 10 workouts I tend to burn about 500-550 calories. With the HIIT workouts I only burn 200-300, but I think the idea there is that you'll continue burning all day at a higher rate. I've never tried wearing my monitor all day to see if that's true, but I might!

I log all my workouts in my diary, feel free to add me if you want to take a look.
October 28, 2012 1:17 PM

OP has 126lbs to lose which is why her burn is higher than those closer to their goals.

That is my thought also. I have about half that to lose and my calorie burn is half of what it's saying she burns in 55 minutes. It all depends on the person. I do Fire with my cousin and she is a couple inches taller than me and definitely weighs less than me and she burns less than I do with the 55.
October 28, 2012 2:25 PM
splurge and get a HRM... i do turbofire all the time and havent burned over 550 even doing fire 60.. but i dont have much to lose, may be why...
October 29, 2012 5:33 AM
i agree about the HRM. i purchased a polar ft4 from amazon and it works great. it was around $60. i do turbofire everyday and usually burn between 500-700 calories for the fire workouts and around 150-250 for the HIIT workouts. i usually log it as kickboxing too, but then just change the calories to what i actually burned.
October 29, 2012 7:15 AM
If you dont have an HRM, log it as 10 calories a minute. If you work out for 55 minutes, log it as 550. That's a pretty safe bet.
I'm sure you're burning more BUT at least you're not over-estimating! It's better to under-estimate.


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