This is one of the X-Factors in the new TT Xtreme Depletion. It’s a proven workout to get back in shape BEFORE summer.
As I mentioned, one of the X-Factors is the 10 minute challenge.
And in the 10-min challenges, you pick a machine, do a warm up, then reset the timer, then go all out with intervals to see how many calories you can burn.
I’ve been able to hit:
a) 183 calories on the treadmill
b) But only 151 calories on a stationary bike
…even though the bike workout felt 35% harder.
I’ll probably be able to hit 200 calories in 10 minutes with the treadmill after a few more tries.
(Someday I’ll build my own fat burning exercise lab, but mostly just so I can bellow an evil laugh & freak out the dog – mwahhaha, mwahahhahahahaaaaaaa, mwhahaahahhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa).
Try the 10-minute challenge and let me know how many calories you can burn. Just drop by my FB page and let me know.
Now that said…
…don’t worry too much about the exact calorie numbers you get – they are probably wildly inaccurate, but the main point is the x-factor depletion and challenge itself.
Try and beat your score each time.
You could even do the 10-min run challenge, rest 3 minutes and then hit the 10-min bike challenge.
(Don’t go from the bike to run because your legs will be all wacky like a jello pudding pop…or at least do 10 minutes of total body ab exercises in between to let them come back to normal.)
And finally, instead of intervals, you could do this same type of density depletion with kettlebell swings, seeing how many you can do in 10 minutes (that’s a common KB workout).
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, MS
Certified Turbulence Trainer