Author: Sorting Last Post on Top Message:
GZELLEFRO SparkPoints: (61,777)
Fitness Minutes: (44,983)
Posts: 2,598
2/11/14 7:22 P

I do the same as Dragonchilde; it's too hard to try to list all the exercises you do, and that goes for other strength exercises too. emoticon

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,809)
Fitness Minutes: (14,313)
Posts: 9,693
2/11/14 4:44 P

I'm with LTWORIDE. Unless you are tracking progress specifically, there's not much point in entering each exercise individually. Today, I entered a general strength training entry, and then tracked the individual weight/reps in the notes. (You can see how I did it, my fitness tracker is public.) Just easier to try and track.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/12/2014 (11:49)
LTWORIDE SparkPoints: (3,428)
Fitness Minutes: (1,485)
Posts: 32
2/11/14 3:06 P

I just enter core work and my time.

FIELDWORKING SparkPoints: (29,946)
Fitness Minutes: (64,745)
Posts: 748
2/11/14 11:52 A

If the exercise isn't in the database, you can enter your own exercise and the reps/sets (weights if used) and time. The calories burned is based on the time. Strength training doesn't burn a lot of calories. For me, 1 minute for the plank is about 3 calories (according to this site). I just go with whatever the site tells me.

NANLEYKW SparkPoints: (76,070)
Fitness Minutes: (30,906)
Posts: 867
2/11/14 11:29 A

Plank and bicycle should be in the database, so if you put in the reps and time, it will give you a number of calories. I'm not sure about the others, but strength training is a pretty minimal calorie burn, so I'd just put down whatever the database lists for bicycle for the other exercises, too.

COOPPROMO Posts: 5
2/11/14 11:16 A

I am starting back doing my core exercises that a trainer at a gym showed me but not sure how to enter them in my activity tracker. I see where it says enter your own exercise and lists minutes and calories. A sample of what I did this morning and each one I count to 25 (really fast lol)
plank -
bicycle
flutter kick - laying on back alternately raising legs up and down
flutter kick with crunch
mule kicks

I didn't notice the time I spent but I did 3 sets of each one of these. Don't have a clue how many calories to put down either

Thanks

Page: 1 of (1)  




Other Fitness and Exercise Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
small rant re "tips for success" articles 4/15/2015 9:15:58 PM
stationary bike 9/23/2015 6:00:00 AM
frustrated on my running 4/7/2015 1:15:21 PM
exercises for the homebound 7/24/2015 11:46:47 AM
Pedometer Question 11/3/2015 1:56:00 PM