Posts Tagged ‘INSANITY Workout calorie burn’
A personal trainer says to you, “You need to work out harder to increase the furnace effect so that you’ll burn more calories after this workout!” In another instance, you hear a trainer say “Work harder to increase the afterburn from this workout!” In both cases, the trainers are talking about the same thing. They are talking about using your workout to ultimately increase what’s known as your resting metabolic rate. Your resting metabolic rate (RMR) is essentially how quickly your body burns calories when you’re not working out. You’re probably familiar with it in terms of people who are overweight saying that they’re overweight because they have a “low metabolism.” That may very well be true. What’s also true, though, is that it’s possible to increase your RMR and therefore burn more calories even when you’re not working out. Read the rest of this entry »
When calculating how many calories you should both eat and burn per day and per week, you first need to understand how many calories there are in a pound of fat. The answer is simple:
There are 3500 calories in a pound of fat.
We’ve found, however, that it’s often easier for people to think about how many calories a day will add weight rather than how many calories a day will reduce weight in order to really understand that number. If a pound of fat is 3500 calories, then, if you ate an extra 350 calories a day for ten days without increasing your activity level, you would gain a pound every ten days. What are some things that are about 350 calories? A large piece of cake, a medium milkshake, an average size piece of cheese quiche or a sausage roll all come in around the 350 calorie marker. Think about how easy it can be to eat an extra serving of each of those a day without even thinking about it! Read the rest of this entry »