Insanity Max:30 Calories Burned

insanitymax30I’m a huge fan of the Beachbody Insanity series of workouts. One of  the more popular pages on this site is our Insanity: Calories Burned page, in which I estimate how many calories the Insanity (and the Insanity Asylum) workouts burn. Since Insanity Max:30 has been released, I wanted to list an estimate of the calories this program burns as well. Please check out my review of Insanity Max:30 if you want to know more about that.

Methodology

First, I calculated the total minutes of actual exertion during each workout. I excluded any stretches, time Shaun T spends talking (or in some cases shouting and/or strongly motivating), and all breaks. Then, I divided those minutes into moderate vs. intense activity. I can say that with this workout, all of this is kept to a minimum. It truly is about an intense, to the point workout, which is why many of the workouts burn the same number of calories.

I did this based on each exercise (for example, moving push-ups are intense while some of the warm-ups are moderate). I assigned 11 calories per minute to the moderate exercises and 15 per minute to the intense. The very nature of Insanity Max:30 means that there are very few exercise breaks or periods of low intensity.

The numbers below are my estimates based on a 150 pound person (average, but also very close to my weight) confirmed by my heart rate monitor.

Remember, each person has a different metabolism and the more you weigh, the more calories you will burn. However, these numbers should give you a rough idea of the number of Insanity Max:30 calories burned.

In particular, the more intense the tabata exercises, the more likely you will be to burn (because of the nature of tabata). I suspect the tabata ones in particular burn much more than listed, depending on the person.

Also, studies show that after cardiovascular exercise, you continue to burn calories because the exercise provides a temporary metabolic boost. This is not reflected in the numbers below, but it’s still good to know that your overall numbers throughout the entire day may be much higher! This is especially true during the follow up stretches and cool down.

Below are the calories burned for Insanity Max:30. Note: the Tabata workouts are 20 seconds of intense cardio, 10 seconds of less intense cardio.

Insanity Max:30 Calories Burned

Cardio Challenge

Workout Time: 27 minutes
Calories Burned: 405

Tabata Power

Workout Time: 27 minutes
Calories Burned: 393 (based on tabata studies, this number could be a lot higher)

Sweat Intervals

Workout Time: 27 minutes
Calories Burned: 405

Tabata Strength

Workout Time: 27 minutes
Calories Burned: 393 (based on Tabata studies, this number could be much higher)

Friday Fight (Round 1)

Workout Time: 29  minutes
Calories Burned: 435

Max Out Cardio

Workout Time: 28 minutes
Calories Burned: 420

Max Out Power

Workout Time: 28 minutes
Calories Burned: 420

Max Out Sweat

Workout Time:  28 minutes
Calories Burned: 420

Max Out Strength

Workout Time: 28 minutes
Calories Burned: 420

Friday Fight (Round 2)

Workout Time:  29 minutes
Calories Burned: 435

So, as you can see with Insanity Max 30 you can get a great workout and burn a lot of calories in a short amount of time.

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Comments

  1. and pulse? how much calories?

  2. Hi there I did Insanity and Max out 30. Using my HR monitor I average 290cal per workout. I am fit and do a decent amount of the workouts with the odd stop to catch my breath. Do you keep burning calories after the workout? Or am I doing something wrong. I look forward to your reply as I was a little disappointed with my calorie burn.
    Thank you.

    • I did insanity too, and after a while i stopped burning so many calories, from 600cal/workout i started to burn like 300. that’s because i lost weight and it started to get a little bit easy. it’s normal to burn fewer calories. the last amount of fat you want to burn it’s going to go pretty hard. don’t stop, keep working and you’ll get there. Good luck!

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