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A 27-year-old female asked:

Insanity workout calorie burn?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Not about calories: The "insanity" workout isn't about calories, but about conditioning your body with interval training. That said, the "calorie burn" depends on how much you weigh (bigger body = more). And it's named "insanity" for a reason, in that it's extremely intense and not for someone who is just starting back into exercise. It's a collection of dvd's you can do at home. 6 days/week, 30-60 min each.

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How to maximize calorie burn in a cardiovascular workout?

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Conversational pace: To maximize calorie burn you want to move/run/walk at a pace that gets your heart rate and breathing up, but that you still can maintain conversation easily. This depends on your level of fitness as to what that heart rate is. Once you can do this for 30-60 minutes, add intervals of going faster for 3-4 minutes, returning to the above baseline between and cooling down at the end.
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A 19-year-old male asked:

If I take breaks during a workout, would I burn more or less calories than if I would if I didn't take breaks?

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Dr. Richard Taddeo
Podiatry 26 years experience
More calories burned: With shorter breaks. Anytime you are in motion, you burn more calories than when you are stationary. In between sets, walk around or jump on a treadmill and you will burn significantly more calories.

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