We already know that customers have voted GymPaws® Lifting Grips, the Best Weight Lifting Gloves for CrossFit. We also know that a typical CrossFit™ #wod can make us sweat in places we didn't even know we had. Have you ever wondered what are the average calories burned during CrossFit workout? Or what are some of the other benefits of a HIIT (high intensity interval training)? I came across and ACE Sponsored study¹ that attempts to quantify these answers.
About The Study 16 super fit men and women between the ages of 20 and 47 were recruited. Their heart rate, VO2 max, and RPE (ratings of perceived exertion) were measured and recorded. Using this data the researches were able to create a baseline to estimate each individual's VO2 max during the workouts. The Exercises and Goal Burpees, Kettlebell Swings and Plyometric Box jumps were the 3 exercises used for the first round, and Front Squat into a push press w/ barbell, and assisted pull ups were the 2 exercises used in the second round. The goal was for the participants to complete each series of exercises as quickly as possible. (btw the best weight lifting gloves for CrossFit are also the best gloves for pull ups!) Results Overview The average calories burned during CrossFit workout for men was 20.5k kcal/minute and 12.3 kcal/minute for women. The first round of exercises brought the individual's heart rates up to about 90% HRmax. The general guidelines of the fitness industry suggests that training within 64% to 94% of maximum HR (HRmax) is ideal for improving cardio vascular endurance, therefore a typical CrossFit #wod proved to be an awesome workout just as any HIIT would would be.
¹Babiash, Paige, M.S., Porcari, John P., Ph.D., Steffen, Jeffery, Ph.D., Doberstiein, Scott, M.S., Foster, Carl, Ph.D. (2013) "CrossFit: New Research Puts Popular Workout To The Test" ACEFitness.org. Retrieved 2014-08-06 CrossFit® is a registered trademark of CrossFit Inc., and is in no way associated with nor endorses GymPaws® or any other gym glove brand.