PBZ Calorie Burn
Quite a few of you have asked me – how many calories are burned during a PBZ workout? Unfortunately, there isn’t a single answer to that question. Calorie burn depends on the individual; factors such as body weight and level of effort have a huge influence on the amount of energy expended. A 120 lb female could put 100% into a 10 min routine and not burn as many calories as a man who weighs 80 pounds more and only gives 70% effort.
A calorie burn estimate between500 to near 1000 is probably fairly accurate. However, to best determine your calorie burn, use a good quality heart rate monitor, such as Polar. It allows you to plug in your personal info then uses that info based on your average heart rate during the workout to give you your ESTIMATED calories burned.
Just remember: the higher the heart rate, the more calories burned. Since PBZ is designed to take your heart rate to 100% of its max, during a PBZ workout an individual can expect to burn some serious calories!
Remember the PBZ workouts are always available on the workouts tab of www.healthybodyhealthylife.org so there is no excuse to not get a workout in! You can fit them in at night, early in the morning, or even in the middle of the day when the baby is sleeping
**PBZ has partnered exclusively with HBHL. PBZ classes are only offered through HBHL and select gyms right now. You are on the cutting edge of this new fitness revolution
If you’d like to read more about calorie burn, especially as it relates to burning fat -revisit my 17 Jan 2012 blog here.
Reminder about this week’s Challenge: Follow the Healthy Body Maintenance Week recipes or try to incorporate more whole foods into your diet (aim for 50% of your daily food intake to come from whole foods)!