The Belly, Butt & Thigh Blasters workout video comprises five independent, intermediate-level 10-minute workout sessions. The majority of the workouts focus on strength-training exercises using a light-resistance exercise band. The manufacturer, Anchor Bay/Starz Studio, makes no claims regarding the number of calories burned. However, because the video compilation primarily features moderate resistance training and basic aerobics, you can estimate the potential caloric burning effect using MayoClinic.org's exercise energy expenditure guidelines.
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Estimated Caloric Effect
The Belly, Butt & Thigh Blasters workout videos incorporate both resistance training and low-impact aerobics moves in the sessions. MayoClinic.org's exercise for weight loss guidelines provide a sound estimation for potential calories burned in each 10-minute Belly, Butt & Thigh Blasters workout. Both of these forms of exercise burn approximately 60 calories in a 10-minute period for a 160-pound individual, and 75 calories for a 200-pound person. Perform more than one 10-minute session back-to-back to increase your caloric expenditure.
According to the manufacturer, certified wellness coach and fitness lifestyle expert Jessica Smith leads the video sessions, which were designed as compact, efficient sculpting workouts. The manufacturer recommends either mixing and matching the sessions to suit your schedule and preferences, or to perform all of them consecutively for a 50-minute session. Belly, Butt & Thigh Blasters workout videos each target a different muscle group: Better Booty Camp targets the glutes; Strong and Slim Thighs targets the quads, hamstrings, adductors and abductors; Trim and Toned Tummy and Belly Flab Fighter both target the abdominals; and Lower Body Makeover targets the leg and gluteal muscles.
Meeting Exercise Duration Minimums
One 10-minute session of the Belly, Butt & Thigh Blasters workout videos may foster a degree of improvement in muscle strength and slight calorie expenditure, but it falls short of the American College of Sports Medicine’s minimum exercise recommendations. The ACSM recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per week, plus two or three days each of strength-training and flexibility exercises. Add additional cardio, strength training, and flexibility sessions each week to your Belly, Butt & Thigh Blasters workout videos for a balanced exercise regimen.
Burning calories via exercise such as the Belly, Butt & Thigh Blasters workout suffices as just one part of the weight loss puzzle. You cannot out-exercise a poor diet. Eat a calorie-conscious, portion-controlled diet to promote a healthy weight, recommends the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Focus your diet around fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, healthy fats and lean proteins, and stay within your caloric budget, the CDC recommends.