How Many Calories Does Hammer & Chisel Burn?

I see the question on message boards, in Facebook groups and elsewhere – “How many calories does Hammer & Chisel burn?”  It’s a great question, because how many calories your workout burns can make a difference in your nutrition plan.  If you’re planning on eating at a 500 calorie deficit to lose weight, the number of calories you burn in your workout affects how many calories you eat.  Since it is such a common question, I decided to do a test on myself to see how many calories Hammer & Chisel burns.

What’s the Best Way To Measure How Many Calories Hammer & Chisel Burns?

how many calories does hammer & chisel burnSo if you want to know how many calories Hammer & Chisel burns, what’s the best way to figure that out?  In my opinion, a good quality heart rate monitor is the only way to go.  I personally use a Polar FT7 and highly recommend it.  There are definitely other brands and models out there that work well, but this is what I use.  If you’re looking for a good heart rate monitor, make sure you can personalize it for you.  You should be able to enter your age, weight and gender.  That will give you more accurate readings.  For me, the Polar FT7 gives me the features I need.  So that’s what I used for this experiment.

How Many Calories Does Hammer & Chisel Burn for Me?

As a prerequisite, it’s important to know that I’m a 28 year-old 220+ lb male.  Your age, weight and gender can play a role in how many calories you’ll burn in your workouts.  So just keep that in mind when thinking about how this would play out for you.  With that being said, here is a list of how many calories I burned with Hammer & Chisel:

Chisel Balance: 563 calories burned, 161 avg hr, 181 max hr

ISO Strength Chisel: 463 calories burned, 155 avg hr, 179 max hr

Chisel Endurance: 549 calories burned, 157 avg hr, 185 max hr

Chisel Cardio: 620 calories burned, 171 avg hr, 186 max hr

Chisel Agility: 633 calories burned, 171 avg hr, 187 max hr

Total Body Chisel: 696 calories burned, 167 avg hr, 186 max hr

Hammer Plyo: 387 calories burned, 167 avg hr, 184 max hr

ISO Speed Hammer: 353 calories burned, 150 avg hr, 178 max hr

Total Body Hammer: 786 calories burned, 162 avg hr, 184 max hr

Max Hammer Strength: 654 calories burned, 168 avg hr, 189 max hr

Hammer Power: 722 calories burned, 161 avg hr, 190 max hr

Hammer Conditioning: 453 calories burned, 162 avg hr, 188 max hr

Master’s Cardio: 266 calories burned, 157 avg hr, 186 max hr

Average: 550 calories burned

How Many Calories Does Hammer & Chisel Burn For You?

So how about you? How many calories does Hammer & Chisel burn for you?  I’d love to hear how the program is working for everyone else.  One thing I’ve found when I track how many calories I burn in a workout is that it pushes me harder the next time I do it.  It gives me a competitive drive to do better than I did before.

If you came here wondering if Hammer & Chisel would work for you, I’d really encourage you to give Hammer & Chisel a try, it’s a program that I absolutely love and has challenged me in new ways!

2 comments
Warrior27
Warrior27

Can't believe the calorie burn somehow...  I burn in Avg not more than 150  calories doing these workouts. And I give it my all...

tmuellenberg
tmuellenberg moderator

@Warrior27 What are you using to calculate your calorie burn?  150 calories seems incredibly low for how hard these workouts are and how long they are.


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