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How Many Calories Are Burned During a Bar Method Workout?

author image Amanda McVey
Amanda McVey has been teaching fitness and personal training since 2008 in the San Francisco, New York City and Seattle markets. She is an ACSM certified personal trainer, AFAA certified group fitness instructor and UGI master trainer. McVey has many credits to her education including indoor cycling, pre- and postnatal, TRX, rip training, and trigger point therapy.
How Many Calories Are Burned During a Bar Method Workout?
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The Bar Method technique is commonly practiced in an instructor-led class at a Bar Method studio, or by watching Bar Method instructional DVDs at home. This hour-long workout burns approximately 250 to 500 calories.

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Technique and Time Frame

This bar-based technique relies primarily upon body-weight exercises, intervals and active stretching to help you achieve a dancer’s body appearance. The Bar Method recommends you do their hour-long workout three to five times per week. You may see results in as little as two weeks once you're on the program, but most results typically show within a few months.


The intensity of the Bar Method technique and its use of body-weight exercises and intervals will cause your body to burn calories after the workout. Your body will continue to burn calories because it is working to restore its pre-workout state. The number of calories burned after your workout will depend on the intensity of your workout and your current fitness level.


The Bar Method technique may increase your lean muscle mass. Increasing lean muscle mass enhances your body’s ability to burn calories at rest, which translates to more calories burned throughout the day.


Improve your ability to reap the Bar Method’s calorie-burning benefits by eating a healthy, well-rounded diet and getting plenty of rest. The Bar Method recommends that you also reduce your sugar intake and consume reasonable portions when you're on the program.

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