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HIIT help.

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carrottopper Sun 10-Mar-19 22:56:01

I've started doing HIIT. I've used some YouTube videos and also used their exercises to creat my own. I've been doing 1 minute on each exercise and 7 different ones.
So one round takes 7 minutes with a slight rest of a few seconds between each one. I've tried to repeat it 3x.

Any idea how many calories I may have burned? Is repeating it a good idea? I'm trying to do around 20 minutes 6 times a week

StrikingMatches Mon 11-Mar-19 19:27:00

I did a HIIT workout tonight which was 7 exercises for between 24 and 40 reps (it's actually the Body Boss workout). It was a mixture of lunges, squats, high knees, burpees etc and I did 3 x 7 minute sets. My activity tracker says I burnt 236 calories. I know this is all dependent on how efficiently your body is at burning calories but I'm guessing you'll be in that ball park.

carrottopper Mon 11-Mar-19 19:57:28

Thanks. I find I am eating a lot more when I do these exercises and reckon I've eaten more than the calories burned off!

StrikingMatches Mon 11-Mar-19 22:05:55

I'm using MFP to track my calories and trying not to eat my exercise calories. It's not easy though as this sort of exercise leaves my muscles tired. I find I eat my evening meal and have to work so hard not to just fall asleep straight after!

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