Sports are not only sweaty, but also take up a lot of time. This new workout seems to be the solution: 1.Burn 000 calories in 10 minutes – miracle workout or wishful thinking?
Table of Contents
- The Miracle Workout
- My conclusion
If you browse Instagram and the social media space, you’ll always come across one absurdity or another among the floods of sports and weight loss posts.
From morbid lean challenges to the craziest food creations, it’s all here.
Thereby also circulate more and more Fitness workouts in the net, which in a short time Sixpack or conjure up a crisp butt.
Recently, however, with me the tolerance limit for the so-called miracle workouts clearly exceeded. The reason for this was this post on Pinterest:
In 10 minutes 1.000 calories (meaning 1.000 Kcal) burn? That sounds really dreamlike. Then we would only need to do this workout every day and we would be slim and trim in no time. Makes me wonder why we even bothered to go to the Gym should go and not simply in the lunch break completely casually place for the pizza in the evening create.
The miracle workout
The workout is a mix of cardio and strength training and consists of a total of seven sweat-inducing exercises to be performed without rest. Especially the number of repetitions of the individual exercises is relatively high, which is both Endurance as well as Muscle strength calls.
Here the exercises once in the overview:
- 100 Jumping Jacks (jumping jacks)
- 100 Squats
- 75 Crunches (abdominal exercise)
- 20 Push-Ups (Push-Ups)
- 10 Burpees
- 50 Jumping Jacks (jumping jacks)
- 45 Crunches (abdominal exercise)
- 1 Minute Wall Sit
- 45 seconds Plank (forearm support)
Is it even possible, in such a short period of time, to gain this amount of Calories to burn?
From my personal experiences in various sports, the answer is quite clear: No!
However, since this crazy statement did not let me go even days later, I just tried it out. I wanted tangible proof to make it clear that the glitzy social media world has less and less relation to reality, and that Sports tips on Instagram and Co. cannot replace a trained trainer and a well thought-out workout plan.
Actually I had my verdict on the 1.000 calorie workout already liked when I saw it for the first time on Pinterest. And also the result of my calorie consumption after the alleged miracle workout was more than sobering.
Although I performed each exercise as fast as I could, it took me just under 12 minutes – and my fitness tracker showed just 109 calories (Kcal) burned. It’s no wonder, either, when you look at the average calories burned per hour by various sports.
Calorie consumption of sports per hour
- Jogging at a moderate pace: 620 kcal
- Strength training: 422 kcal
- Cycling at a moderate pace: 595 kcal
- Yoga: 174 kcal
Either the creators of this fitness post mistyped by a zero or they have the goal of getting as many clicks on this post as possible.
No matter which of the two reasons is true, the fact is that the 1.000-calorie workout, does not deliver what it promises.
Nevertheless, it is a crisp workout, that you can incorporate into your fitness routine. The only important thing is that you have familiarized yourself with the proper execution of the exercises beforehand, otherwise the workout will harm you physically more than it will strengthen you.
The 1.000-calorie workout is once again an example that you should not believe everything that is preached on the Internet and that it is best to deal with it yourself with a good dose of common sense.
Because there is only one way to burn so many calories in such a short time: