The calories we burn in exercise and running vs the calories we consume vs the weight we lose is a frequent and sometimes hot topic here. We know that running burns 700-1000 calories/hr depending how fast we go or the challenge of our route. And that offsets our dietary indulgences, right?
This puts it into a bit more context. This is today's Spartan Race Workout of the day. It is called Revenge of the Cheesey Fries, because...
You would have to do this entire workout twice just to burn off half a serving of cheesy fries.
Jump Rope – 3 minutes
10 Isometric Wipers
10 Double Leg Butt Kicks
Hike a steep hill carrying a log, weight, rock, half-filled bucket of water, or sandbag. Hike back down. This should take about 10 minutes round trip.
Run/jog/walk the same hill.
Hang from a low branch for 30 seconds or as long as possible, until you accumulate 3 minutes of hanging.
Rest 2 minutes
Jog a flat trail or road for 20 minutes.
Remember: You would have to do this entire workout twice just to burn off half a serving of cheesy fries.
HALF a serving.
And that is why it's 80% diet 20% exercise. Now put down those cheesey fries.