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June 11, 2012 8:21 PM
On day 2 for the second time. Hopefully I keep it up this time. I did learn don't do intense chest workout before day 2. Pretty sure I completed maybe half of the pushups. I always figure on the low side with my Cardio, so I log 350 per insanity until I can get through with less breaks.
June 11, 2012 9:29 PM
I use a HRM every Insanity workout and I would say I average burning around 325 calories per workout. When I do Pure Cardio & Cardio Abs it's usually around 400. I found that if you use "Aerobics-High Impact" it's relatively close to what is burned during Insanity, not 100% accurate, but fairly close.

I was actually surprised, I thought I would be burning way more calories, but there is so much muscle work during the workouts that it increases your calories burned throughout the day as well.

Good luck!
Edited by taylor_lynn On June 11, 2012 9:30 PM
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June 12, 2012 7:55 AM
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i started doing insanity 5/1/12 and just purchased a HRM and am now realizing that i was probably underestimating my cal burned. i hit a plateau so that is probably why. i probably wasn't eating enough. i am in recovery week. now that i have a HRM i will definitely know what i am burning.

my HRM is a MIO and costed 49.99 at best buy.


UPDATE: MY MIO HRM WAS JUNK AND NOW I HAVE A SOLO 915 WOMEN. SO GOOD SO FAR!
June 12, 2012 8:14 AM
I don't have a HRM - but sometimes I wish that I did

But anyway, I just figure that
a) Really hard exercise is 10 calories / minute
So, a regular insanity is roughly 350 calories

Exercises like walking - so maybe 5 calories / minute? Depends on how hard you are walking?
Leisurely walking is say 4 calories / minute?

That is how I do it - if I walk for 40 minutes x 5 calories / Minute = 200 calories
Insanity workout - 40 minutes x 10 calories / minute = 400 calories
P90x workout - maybe 6 / 7 calories / minute - depends on which one or how hard you are working

I just can't give more than 10 calories / minute for exercise - so if you think that you are burning 1000 calories in an insanity workout, I really doubt it
June 12, 2012 4:09 PM
Has anyone found a way to log it on here? Do you just create your own exercise and put the cals off your HRM? Or can you find it in the database? I really want to try to keep the RIGHT amount of Calories in my "bank" that way I'm not over/under eating...
June 12, 2012 4:39 PM
I never burn anymore than 580! First month I burned anywhere from 350-450 and on month 2 now I burn anywhere from 400-580. Wish I could burn more and believe me I dig deeper and push it!
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June 13, 2012 5:56 AM
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Has anyone found a way to log it on here? Do you just create your own exercise and put the cals off your HRM? Or can you find it in the database? I really want to try to keep the RIGHT amount of Calories in my "bank" that way I'm not over/under eating...


I JUST PUT IT UNDER CALISTHENICS VIGOROUS AND PULL THE INFO FROM MY HRM.
June 13, 2012 6:00 AM
How many days have you been doing Insanity? I just completed my 20th day. I love it but some days I want to give up. I do believe it is around 325 calories.
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June 13, 2012 6:01 AM
I DIDN'T HAVE A HRM MY FIRST MONTH OF INSANITY, BUT I DO NOW AND BOY DOES IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I AM IN MONTH 2 AND I BURN BETWEEN 600-750 CAL. AND ONE DAY I REALLY PUSHED IT AND BURNED 1000 CAL.

I AM 5'3", 127LBS, AND MY HEART RATE USUALLY, WHEN IM PUSHING IT, STAYS AT AROUND 178.
July 2, 2012 9:14 AM
I just started Insanity... I hope it works...happy
July 16, 2012 6:07 PM
Hi everyone, just started Insanity today with the Fit Test and was hoping someone could clue me in on how many calories I will likely burn with each of the different workouts? I am 5'7", 130 lbs, 22 yrs old. Thanks!
July 28, 2012 8:40 PM
With an accurate heart rate monitor (with chest strap) you should be able to log more calories burned than that. A good monitor will accept your height, build, sex, current weight, and your lowest and highest heart rates. That will ensure an accurate reading. I am 5'6, 135 lbs, and I burn approximately 100 calories/10 minutes with Turbofire. The higher you get your heart rate, the more conditioned your cardiovascular system. With Insanity you spend more time in the upper reaches of your heart rate max, therefore burn more calories. This is assuming you put forth the intensity!
Also, your calories burned amount will DECREASE over time as you become more conditioned unless you weight train as well. You want to keep it challenging!
July 28, 2012 8:46 PM
I'm 5'8", 118 lbs, and burn between 350-500 on the month 1 DVDs depending on which one I'm doing.
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August 6, 2012 12:46 PM
I use a hrm also and I usually log between 600 to 700 k per work out
August 15, 2012 6:00 AM
I have just bought a HRM, and used it for the first time today doing Pure Cardio, I was at 89% heart rate for the majority of the workout and the HRM said I burnt 680cals :/ I appreciate it's a hardcore cardio workout, but really?
I'm 145lb, 5 ft 5 and aged 22...I can't accept that I burnt 680 cals, just seems too excessive!
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August 16, 2012 12:42 PM
Well it sure makes me feel better that I'm not the only one asking the same questions or feeling like a train ran me over after being finish Insanity. I'm doing Day 3 this afternoon, and I can't wait!!!
I think I may be hooked...I'm actually looking forward to it.
August 22, 2012 12:43 PM
I just finished my 60 days of Insanity a few weeks ago... I LOVED IT! Towards the end, the videos get long and tough... but 100% worth it :)
August 22, 2012 12:48 PM
I bought my HRM from Walmart, $30 Sportsline and it works great. I just started the Max section of Insanity (month 2) this week. The first month, I burned 650+ cal each DVD, and within my current month, I'm burning 800-950 so far. I'm 34, 5'1" and 155lb. The more you weight and the older you are, the more I hear you're supposed to burn.
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August 24, 2012 8:21 AM
Even though this was posted like years ago, I have also been doing Insanity and I was trying to look up the calories burned. Love the workouts! =)
August 31, 2012 11:55 AM
Hi, I just finished the Cardio recovery and I'm not to sure how many calories I burned? Any possible ideas?
September 28, 2012 5:56 PM
I know this post is aged ago but I was iffy about how many calories I burned from just doing the Pure Cardio. I thought I share mine as well in case, there are other people out there who might need some "estimations" to how many calories they should burn:

Age: 29
Weight: 121
Height: 4'11"
Heart Rate: Low: 85 High: 191 Avg: 140
Calories burned: 316

This is the 3rd day of round 2 of Insanity for me. I expected to burn more than 300 calories but from reading the above threads, it seems pretty close? I burn about 300 calories from doing 35 minutes of jogging along. Insanity is more intense so I expected to burn more but I am not sure if this is close??
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October 4, 2012 8:17 AM
I start the first work out today. I'm too excited! What is a HMR?
October 10, 2012 2:53 PM
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I start the first work out today. I'm too excited! What is a HMR?


I think it's supposed to be HRM (Heart Rate Monitor)

Maybe :P

Then again it could be, H(Something) Metobolic Rate...? :-/
October 29, 2012 10:34 AM
Loving the insanity workouts woohoo :)
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December 14, 2012 7:19 AM
The more you weigh, the more Calories you burn!! On plyo I burn from 700 to 800..
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