Say I am following a workout routine with approximately 20high intensity exercises (some probably what you define as HIIT and some a bit lower intensity, but still decently high intensity), lasting for about 1 minute each. There is a video of people performing these exercises which takes 30 minutes in total, including some mini breaks here and there.
My question is: does it affect my kcal burn if I add more breaks in between exercises, so the entire series takes maybe 45-50 minutes rather than the original 30? (Will still do all the exercises in full, just add longer breaks in between).
Would doing the 30 minutes of exercises + a 15 min break in the end, equal the same amount of kcal burn as doing the entire thing in 45 min where the breaks are in between exercises?
(The 15 min break was just to get to the same amount of time so that doesn’t skew the answer because the body will be burning some kcal every single minute of the day)
My thought is that pushing your body continuously may raise your heart rate even further resulting in a better workout; but on the other hand, adding a little longer breaks will keep the heart rate up for a longer period of time (unless breaks are long enough to get the heart rate completely down?)