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HAPPYIS Posts: 98
8/16/13 6:54 A

I typically adjust the minutes or intensity on Sparkpeople to reflect what the cardio machine showed.

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8/13/13 7:04 P

I just go by what Sparkpeople gives me and it works out fine.

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SIMONEKP Posts: 2,607
8/13/13 5:23 P

both estimate are probably too far off. Can you invest in a HRM?


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8/13/13 11:30 A

I've always heard you should subtract at least 10% from the cardio machines if you enter your height, weight, and age to the machine. I tend not to eat back my calories, so I go more by time than calories and avoid the confusion! :)

SHORTNSWEET106 Posts: 47
8/12/13 9:50 P

Entering mine manually after I enter in my milage has always worked for me

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 35,340
8/12/13 9:41 P

Here's an Ask the Expert page that addresses this that you may find helpful:

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LEIGHTON01 SparkPoints: (1,166)
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8/12/13 9:29 P

When I got to the gym and use their cardio equipment the calories burned on their machines differ to what this site says I have burned - can you change the calories burned on each exercise (as I can't see how to do that)? And has anyone else come across that?

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