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Calories per minute – some data analysis

Calories per minute – some data analysis

20th of September 2021

I got an early birthday present for my 50th birthday, a new watch, back in June. I wanted not to have to take my phone with me to track my activities/listen to music and that’s what my dear husband got me: A Garmin Vívoactive 4S. On top of freeing me from my phone it also monitors my heartbeat/calories so I decided to look at the data in the interests of science and fun. Here are the results…… Drum roll…. In descending order of calorific-burn index* 😀

(*NOTE: I’m simply dividing the total amount of calories in an activity by the time it takes. My estimated BMR is only 1120 calories per day. My husband burns almost twice as many calories as I do… But although the numbers are very particular to me, the order of intensity should be similar for most people)

1) Running 8.2 to 8.8 cal/min

2) T25 Beta Core Cardio 7.7 cal/min! (28min with cooldown)

3) T25 Beta Speed 2.0 7.3 cal/min (25min, without 3m cooldown). Heather Robertson Fat burning HIIT Cardio7.2 cal/min (30min)

4) T25 Alpha Cardio6.86 cal/min (28 min, with 3m cooldown)

5) Insanity Max Interval Circuit6.6 cal/min

6) Pre-run Warmup, Cardio Just Dance, Skipping/Ghost rope 6.3 cal/min

7) Cardio/HIIT (Heather)4.7 to 6.4 cal/min (AMRAP 5.7)

8) Insanity Max Cardio Conditioning5.5 cal/min

8) Cleaning (Vacuum cleaning)5.1 cal/min

9) Rebecca Kennedy – 1H Level 2 Agility5 cal/min

10) Fast walking 4.5 cal/min & Commute Cycling 4.4 to 4.6 cal/min

11) Strength3.2 to 4.5 cal/min

12) Capoeira 2.3 to 3.4 cal/min – up to 4.6 when lots of games are played. Average 300c per 90m 3.3 cal/min.

13) Fast Ashtanga Yoga2.5 cal/min

14) Leisure walking – 2.4 cal/min

15) Five Parks Yoga0.9 to 2 cal/min

My HIIT activities in descending order of average heart rate (i.e. higher the heart rate the more calories burned).

But running still comes out on top for burning calories, of all the exercises I do…

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