Do you really can burn 1000 calories in one training session or it is just a media lie? Should you believe it and order your own Insanity workout DVD’s?
The Insanity Workout Program is designed by the Beachbody company. Its conceptual creator is Shaun T. This program is intended for coaching in a home environment without any additional equipment. Your body weight is all you need. It is planned to use your body instead of weight, which is common practice in gyms.
This concept is designed to help people who do not have time for the gym to train. It is also a great relief that no one has to own their own training equipment, except for:
- old T-shirt,
- sneakers and a
- bottle of water, which all of us have it at home.
From the very beginning, the program has gained great popularity, which has attracted many analyzes of this program.
Is it efficient? Does it really work? Do you build muscles or just burn fat deposits? How fast can we see the results?
Which number really works?
From this point on, we need to be aware that this implies that each organism will burn a different number of calories during the same exercise.
Thus, a male body burns more calories than a female while doing the same exercise of the same intensity. Also, people who are more fit will burn a smaller number of calories than those that are less fit.
When calculating burned calories, we can take a person with an average weight (150 lbs or 70 kg).
Also on that same occasion, we have to consider what exercises the person is doing. Namely, warming and maximum workload during an Insanity workout will not burn the same number of calories even though you may repeat the same exercise.
Also, we must keep in mind that our body will continue to burn a certain amount of calories after workout routine even though we are in a state of rest.
Let’s go back to calculating the number of calories which spend one average person during Insanity workout routine. Will this person actually burn 1000 calories?
Many Insanity Workout users have been recorded burning calories in the range from 200 to 600 calories.
The question is why have these 1000 calories been mentioned?
Because it is said, and many of us in the euphoria does not pay attention to that, “up to 1000 calories”.
It is really possible to burn so many calories under certain conditions. As stated above, it depends on the person, but also depends on the intensity and length of the training.
It is very logical that a training of 35 minutes and one which lasts one hour will not burn approximately the same number of calories.
Below is a table showing calorie burning for certain activities at the Insanity workout program.
Type of exercise
Workout time (min)
Plyometric Cardio Circuit
Cardio Power and Resistance