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May 3, 2010 3:31 PM
I have decided that my new daily calorie burn goal will be 400. I know that calorie burn is dependent on many factors including body mass and exertion, so I understand that I will not get exactly the same results. That being said, I would love if you would tell me your favorite way to burn 400 calories and how long it takes. Thanks so much!
May 3, 2010 3:36 PM
I split it up into 2 workouts, but I simply walk on the treadmill at a very brisk pace for 2.5 miles, take a break, then do it again for a total of 5 miles.
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May 3, 2010 3:39 PM
I have a crazy heart rate, but I can do that in the 30 Day Shred, which is roughly 26 min. long.
May 3, 2010 3:41 PM
I would suggest finding something that you enjoy doing for your excersise. I decided last year to start running, I would walk for 2minutes and then run for 2 and repeat for half an hour. Interval training is a great way to burn lots of calories. You can do the walk/run or one of the Turbo Jams workouts. Good luck!
May 3, 2010 3:42 PM
I will work on the treadmill with an incline set at 10.0 and the speed at 3.8 for 45 minutes. You will easily burn 400 calories with those settings.
May 3, 2010 3:42 PM
I would say running. I can run 3ish miles (with 5 minute warm-up & 5 minute cool-down) in 40 minutes and burn 400-450 calories. I'm right in the middle of my healthy range...so it really depends on your exertion and fitness levels.
May 3, 2010 3:42 PM
I run a mile and a half and than walk for 10 minutes at a 4.0 pace. Than I hop on the elyptical for about 20 minutes. I end up burning close to 550 calories. Im sure if you just ran a mile and walked at a 2.5 pace for 10 minutes and did 10-15 minutes on a elyptical or stationary bike, you would burn close to 400 cal
May 3, 2010 3:45 PM
I do a 5 minute warm up walk 25 minute jog and 5 minute cool down...15 minutes on the bike...about 450 calories. However I am heavier then you are you would have to work harder. Try adding an incline to bump up your heart rate. I also hear spinning burns amazing calories!
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May 3, 2010 3:45 PM
Jump rope 400 times!!!happy
May 3, 2010 3:45 PM
I can easily burn 400 calories in 35-40 minutes on the treadmill... incline at 1, resistance at 2 with one of those mountainous terrain looking courses. This is what a girl who works at my gym suggested for me as far as good cardio to burn fat all over my body.

But... on a strength day, I can usually burn 200-300 calories on a 30 minutes walk, plus 44 from jumping rope, about 50-60 for another routine I do, and then about 100 calories just walking around during the day.
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May 3, 2010 3:51 PM
I mowed my lawn. It is hilly, my hubby hasn't done it at all this year, and my mower sux. I think I burned 600 in an hour! Not really "fun" but it gets the blood pumping and is is not wasted time (which I find excercise to be even tho it is a neccessity).
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May 3, 2010 3:52 PM
Elliptical is my best friend. I can burn off 400 calories in about 30 minutes on Level 7 hills. My usual workout is 50 minutes long tho and I burn 550-600 calories each time. I'm also going off the calorie counter on the elliptical which uses my weight as an input. It might be higher with a heart rate monitor but I haven't splurged for one yet.
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May 3, 2010 3:58 PM
The elliptical machine. Put it on random so you get the hills and valleys. Push yourself as hard as you can for one minute every ten minutes on the elliptical. I do this fairly regularly and I burn about 600 calories in 45 minutes (including cool down and warm up).
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May 3, 2010 4:01 PM
I swear by Tae Bo. With the little one pound weights they include in the package I burn about 604 calories for 30 minutes of exercise. I love Tae Bo and it's the only thing that works for me. Plus, it's fun.
May 3, 2010 4:03 PM
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I would suggest finding something that you enjoy doing for your excersise. I decided last year to start running, I would walk for 2minutes and then run for 2 and repeat for half an hour. Interval training is a great way to burn lots of calories. You can do the walk/run or one of the Turbo Jams workouts. Good luck!


This is exactly what I did! I started January of this year! and i run like crazy now! its the only work out i do that burns more than 300 calories! Good luck to you! hope you catch the running bug too! its the best disease there is!
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May 3, 2010 4:48 PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions! You have given me tons of ideas.
May 3, 2010 4:48 PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions! You have given me tons of ideas.
May 3, 2010 4:55 PM
Group exercise classes--turbokickboxing and indoor cycle are my current favorites and both will probably have you burning more than 400 calories. At my gym, classes are 45 minutes long, and I usually log close to 500 calories burned per class.
Edited by Crunchytxmama On May 3, 2010 4:55 PM
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May 3, 2010 6:27 PM
Zumba is great too! Lots of fun and burns lots of calories.
May 3, 2010 6:34 PM
Kickboxing!!! I burn about 830 calories in a 55 min class, and I'm learning self defence at the same time wink
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May 3, 2010 10:16 PM
I generally burn about 750-800 calories running 4 miles outside. I use a heart rate monitor calibrated to my age and weight. That tends to be more accurate than using the calorie counters on the cardio machines. I agree with the earlier post, find something you enjoy doing and do it. Exercise should not be a chore.
May 3, 2010 11:56 PM
Running.
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November 10, 2013 7:56 AM
Try running, squats, push-ups, sit ups, lunges, and crunches...

Do they really fast and try your hardest. You'll burn em' fast!
November 10, 2013 8:01 AM
Leave a cupcake in the oven for 65 minutes.
November 10, 2013 8:03 AM
My treadmill will do a fat loss workout with interval speed and hills. When it is a hill it is at the faster pace. I do this if i need to burn a lot of calories for the day and i put it at a level 7 or so. It is a tough workout but a good burner.

Otherwise just set your treadmill for high hills, that usually burns a good number of calories for me.

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