Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno Level 2 Calorie Burn

So I really wanted this Polar heart rate monitor so that I could learn more about my heart beat...and I have!  I'm discovering that a majority of the fat you burn throughout the day comes from an increased heart rate AFTER exercise.  For example, I was at work the other day for 6 hours and burned about 1600 calories; 5 hours of that was in my heart rate was in the fat burning zone.  Today I did Jillian Michaels' Yoga Inferno Level 2 and noticed that the 6 minutes of rest after my workout was all fat burn, while during the workout I only had 8 seconds of fat burn!

I did some research and you can check out mine and calculate your own heart rates and exercise zones here.  Your fat burning zone is lower than the other zones (mine is between 140 and 151 BPM).  It may not exactly make sense to me, but it is what it is!

Yoga Inferno Level 2 (mostly beginner modification) Calorie Burn

  • 34 minutes long
  • 413 calories burned
  • minimum heart rate 185 BPM (thus the only 8 sec. of fat burning!)
  • maximum hear rate 205 BPM
I'll keep trying to figure out how to keep myself in that fat burning zone DURING a workout, but mostly I'm finding that my body burns the fat after workouts and while I'm at work (but I do work on my feet).