In order to burn fat, we need to expend more calories than we take in on a regular basis. So in that sense it is a simple math equation which will vary from person to person. It depends on two simple factors: what do you eat and what do you do to burn it off. If you enroll in the Level 9 Boot Camp you can realistically expect to burn off 350 to 600 calories per workout. This is a wide range because despite what you might be hearing at your local gym or reading in a fitness magazine everyone’s metabolic rate is slightly different. Be extra careful when using the seemingly high tech electronics attached to your favorite treadmill or elliptical machine because they usually over estimate by as much a 300 calories burned. Yes, it’s true, those awesome elliptical workouts you’ve been doing at the gym that convince you that you’ve just burned 600 calories in 28 minutes are leading you down a path of disappointment…and minimal results.
Now, spending the same 30 to 40 minutes with mixed method training including plyometrics will help you burn as much as twice the calories. None – You will be working harder too but the results will be well worth it and heck, if you’re spending the time working out anyway why not get the most out of the time you’re spending. If you join the L9 Boot Camp in Long Beach CA you’ll put your body in the fat burning zone for about an hour. How’s that for a good use of your workout time. Treadmills and elliptical machines have their place too. It’s good to mix in straight cardio on non-training days – days you’re not doing boot camp, group exercise or individual personal training. Training days are specific days you’ll be doing resistance training with your own body weight, free weights, resistance bands, kettlebells and whatever else your fitness instructor has in store for you.