Calories burned

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  •  04-23-2007, 8:53 AM 5791

    Calories burned

    I am a 40 year old woman who has been doing BodyPump for a few years and I was wondering approximately how many calories are burned in a BodyPump class?
  •  04-24-2007, 5:54 AM 5825 in reply to 5791

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    The number of calories burnt depends a lot on your age and your heart rate, and how much weight you lift. It stands to reason that more weight = more calories. I'm 21 (+9) and I've been wearing my heart rate monitor from time to time in various classes and I find that the calories burnt in pump ranges between 300 to 450 approximately. Again, depends how much weight I'm pushing aswell.

    I hope that gives you a bit of a guide?


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  •  04-24-2007, 12:20 PM 5843 in reply to 5791

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    lisasday:
    I am a 40 year old woman who has been doing BodyPump for a few years and I was wondering approximately how many calories are burned in a BodyPump class?

     

    I'm 40 also. I find I burn somewhere between 550-600 calories. Another instructor I know showed me his heart rate monitor and his read 785. I think it depends on the individual and how much weight they use in class. Congrats on your commitment and consistency!

  •  04-24-2007, 11:40 PM 5855 in reply to 5843

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    Hi, In the brochure by Les Mills about BODYPUMP it says you can burn up to 600 calories a class. As the others have said though, a lot depends on who you are! Keep at it Smile
  •  04-26-2007, 5:32 AM 5914 in reply to 5855

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    Hi, I've come to this forum to ask the same question and I can see the 600 calorie claim on the body pump page;

    http://www.lesmills.com/global/en/members/bodypump/about-bodypump.aspx

     The statement is "burn upto 600 calories".

     Can anyone advise what would consitute a 600 calorie burn?  For example using a particular set of weights in the applicable exercises.

    With this piece of information, I could then estimate my calorie burn based on the difference between the weights that 600 calories is based on.

    Thanks for your help - much appreciated.
     

  •  04-28-2007, 5:37 AM 6020 in reply to 5825

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    misfit:

    The number of calories burnt depends a lot on your age and your heart rate, and how much weight you lift. It stands to reason that more weight = more calories. I'm 21 (+9) and I've been wearing my heart rate monitor from time to time in various classes and I find that the calories burnt in pump ranges between 300 to 450 approximately. Again, depends how much weight I'm pushing aswell.

    I hope that gives you a bit of a guide?

    Hi misfit, if you don't mind me asking, what weights were you doing and what calorie figure was cacluated from the heart rate monitor?  I had been thinking of doing the same thing.  Thanks Mike. 

  •  05-04-2007, 4:39 AM 6288 in reply to 6020

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    I'm not an expert, but I think that anyone lifting as much weight as they can, ie fatigued at 3/4's of the way through and really straining to finish, will get the maximum heartrate over the whole class and therefore the maximum calories burned on a HRM.

    I can't remember what I've achieved before, but sure it is 600+.


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  •  05-04-2007, 5:22 AM 6296 in reply to 6288

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    I think you may find that the number of calories shown on your HRM isn't a particulary great guideline to the actual calories burned...
  •  05-04-2007, 5:44 AM 6298 in reply to 6296

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    With traditional weigths, there are also calories burned repairing the muscles over the next 48hours.  Pump is using light weighs with high reps, so is not a direct comparision, but there must be some post workout calorie burning.
  •  05-09-2007, 9:22 PM 6543 in reply to 6298

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    Using my HRM, I've measured about 500 calories.  I feel like I'm about to explode at times but I could probably up my weights more, too.  I'm 50, so I do try to watch myself.  Since the HRM is the only thing I have to measure my caloric expenditure, I think I'll trust it.  I've used it with Spin and step...it helps me compare the workouts.
  •  05-10-2007, 12:23 AM 6548 in reply to 6543

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    geezermama:
    Using my HRM, I've measured about 500 calories.  I feel like I'm about to explode at times but I could probably up my weights more, too.  I'm 50, so I do try to watch myself.  Since the HRM is the only thing I have to measure my caloric expenditure, I think I'll trust it.  I've used it with Spin and step...it helps me compare the workouts.

    Hi, what weights to do you do in pump ?

  •  12-03-2009, 6:08 AM 72342 in reply to 5791

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    I am 43 and have worn my heart rate monitor during several of these classes and have recorded a calorie burn of 865 calories in a class.  Weights used were 95lbs on the squat track, 50 pounds on the chest track, 60 lbs on the back track, 40lbs on triceps, 20lbs on shoulder and arm tracks, and 50lbs on lunges.
  •  12-03-2009, 10:16 AM 72354 in reply to 72342

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    Hot dang. I should *hope* one would burn nearly 900 calories with barbells like that! Just reading that post caused a lactic acid burn...

     Cool

     

     

  •  12-03-2009, 12:22 PM 72363 in reply to 72354

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    Yeah, too heavy for me... I could not lift any of jgoodman's weights..Surprise
  •  12-03-2009, 12:52 PM 72364 in reply to 5791

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    Funny... I was hanging around outside a studio the other day and on the wall, there was a sheet with some info on Les Mills classes including a bit about calories.

     After the usual caveats about it varying depending on the amount of lean muscle, height, age and sex and pointing out that a properly set up HR monitor was the best bet, it gave the average number of calories for each program.

     Pump was an average of 409 - 350 or so for the average woman and 450 or so for average guy.  I thought that was a little low although given the average women at most of the classes I go to rarely seem to break a sweat, perhaps it's true.   

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