Par avion le samedi 3 février 2018, 11:00 - News
Thermo Training Room & calories consumption, 600 to 900 kcal burnt in 30mn only !
Before any presentation of figures, it is essential to know that a number of calories burnt during a defined time, depends on various factors including :
- Sex, weight and age,
- Morphological profile and metabolism,
- Physical condition level,
- Type of effort(1) and its intensity,
- Environment (location where the physical activity is done).
(1)Determine the number and size of muscles involved in the effort; an activity that involves the lower limbs (legs) requires more energy than an activity that solicits only the upper limbs.
In a neutral environment (sports hall heated at 20/22°C – 70°F/75°F), at moderate intensity (50 to 60% of VO2 max), the activities presented below allow the following average caloric consumption :
- Skipe rope, 700 to 900 kcal/hour,
- Boxing, 600 to 900 kcal/hour,
- Treadmill(2), 600 to 850 kcal/hour (from 8km/h – 5mi/h),
- Cycling, 600 to 850 kcal/hour (from 150W or 20km/h – 12,5mi/h),
- Elliptical bike, 600 to 850 kcal/hour,
- Step, 600 to 850 kcal/hour,
- Rower, 600 to 800 kcal/hour,
- Fast walk, 450 kcal/heure (between 6 and 8km/h – 3,5 and 5mi/h),
- Body building(3), 400 to 600 kcal/hour of effort,
- Slow walk, 200 kcal (approximately 3km/h – 2mi/h).
(2)While running, the energy used is about 1 kcal per kilometer runned and per kilogram of body weight. This value is fixed regardless of the running speed.
(3)In bodybuilding, whether the exercise is performed at body weight, with weight and dumbbell or with machines, the energy used varies between 7 and 10 kcal per minute of effort.
Inside the Thermo Training Room (heated at 40°C/110°F), the organism is placed in more demanding living conditions than what it is accustomed to and it is imposed performances that cause different physiological adjustments.
The specific heat of the Thermo Training Room is produced by far-infrared (FIR) flat-emitters technology.
This exclusive, medically certified heating system is the same as that used in Thermotherapy.
It allows to generate a FIR ray which is absorbed by the upper layers of the epidermis then immediately transformed into heat (with maximum emissions displaying a wavelength between 8 microns and 10 microns).
The body must therefore develop effective actions in order to quickly evacuate the heat produced by the muscle during exercise (thermolysis) and thus limit the risk of overheating. The heat will therefore be mainly rejected by perspiration. In 1956, Professor Arthur Guyton demonstrated that 1 gram of sweat requires 0.58 kcal (or 580 kcal per liter)!
At moderate intensity and for 30 minutes, regardless of the type of training in the Thermo Training Room, any person will at least evacuate ½ liter of sweat, or almost 300 kcal, just by being in the warm atmosphere of the cabin. It is then necessary to add the average value of caloric consumption related to 30 minutes of sports activity (see above), ie about 300 additional kcal.
The total is therefore of the order of 600 kcal for only 30 minutes of effort !
To increase energy expenditure and target 900 kcal, without increasing the training time, it is necessary to cross the "high intensity" level and to perform an aerobic type of training, between 70 and 80% of VO2 max (at at this stage, the breathing is deep and it is no longer possible to have a conversation)!