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BREWMASTERBILL
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1/11/13 3:00 P

The goal of weight lifting is not to burn calories. I don't count them at all. There really isn't a point.



TACDGB
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1/11/13 2:58 P

cardio calories burned happen while you are doing it. strenght training calories are burned long after you are done. even up to 24 hours after.



BERTA6978
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1/11/13 2:43 P

@Amber and Jenn.........The Spark and healthstatus sites are each within 20 calories of the Livestrong method I was using. That's good! emoticon



AMBERT79
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1/11/13 11:45 A

I think it depends on what kind of "weight lifting" you are doing. For example, I like to do most of my strength training in circuits with dumbells and some machines where I am constantly moving with very little rest. SP has an option for this in their fitness database. If you are moving a little slower and using barbells, use this calculator: www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc . It was recommended by another sparker last winter and I think it is somewhat accurate. You don't really burn too many calories weight lifting, it is the after affect that is so important! You will continue to burn more calories for a longer period compared to cardio. emoticon

Edited by: AMBERT79 at: 1/11/2013 (11:48)


JENMC14
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1/11/13 11:36 A

Yeah. I find it much easier than entering in every exercise with reps, weight and time that I do! Espeicially because some things, take literally one minute, depending on how heavy I'm going.



BERTA6978
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1/11/13 9:30 A

@ Jen: The "Moderate with Rest" option on Spark comes out close to the Livestrong forumula I'm currently using at 0.28 intensity. I wasn't aware that Spark had this. I think I will use it going forward. Thanks.



JENMC14
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1/11/13 9:10 A

The extra calories burned during ST are minimal. Back when SP didn't count them at all, I just ate near the top of my range if I felt I needed to. Now, I track them just to sort of see, and to keep my nutrition tracker a bit more accurate. I don't enter each exercise individually, I use the generic strength training entries. There's one for heavy/little rest, moderate/little rest and moderate/rest between sets. So, when I lift heavy, but have rest, I'll usually choose the moderate/little rest. If I'm lifting heavy, and only 'resting" to change weights, between exrecises, with less than 30 seconds between sets, I'll go with the heavy. When I'm doing body weights/light weights in a more circuit style fashion, I'll go with the moderate/little rest, sometimes the moderate/rest, depending on how challenging the routine felt. The real benefit of ST comes from retaining lean mass, and the extra calorie burn throughout the day. I just track to make sure my calories are more or less appropriate.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 1/11/2013 (09:23)


KRISTEN_SAYS
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1/11/13 8:46 A

I just use my HRM...I know that it's really only accurate for cardio but when I'm strength training I'm throwing in some plyometrics and/or doing combination moves of upper body and lower body



BERTA6978
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1/11/13 8:29 A


I've been using the formula below to calculate calories burned for weight lifting. Personally, I use .28 a the multiplyer for my intensity level.

If I use the Spark calculator for each strength exercise, it gives me approximately 18 calories for each exercise done for 5 minutes. Presumably, this 5 minutes includes the time between sets. It seems as if an intensity level should somehow be considered. I

Do you folks calculate calories burned for strength training? If so, how do you do it? emoticon

http://www.livestrong.com/article/338469
-how-to-calculate-calories-burned-weig
ht-lifting/



 
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