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BARBANNA SparkPoints: (107,556)
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4/19/13 3:06 P

SP calorie differental in the reports section will give you all that information. You can use the exercise tracker for the calories.

SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,418
4/19/13 2:26 P


Heart rate monitors are not engineered to measure exertion doing strength training, they are designed to only measure steady state effort. Any reading from one for doing strength training is suspect and inaccurate.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,465
4/19/13 2:24 P

Just FYI, heart rate monitors only give an accurate estimate of calories burned during cardio exercise. They are not designed to be worn during strength training. Here's more detail as to why:

www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=75


Coach Jen

MIMISUGAR SparkPoints: (2,008)
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4/19/13 2:16 P

I wear my heart rate monitor when I do my strength training and on average I burn 250 calories. I average 500 or more calories burned during my cardio everyday.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 56,465
4/19/13 12:34 P

There are entries for strength training in our database. It won't add a significant amount to your calories burned, but you can still count it.

Coach Jen

SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,418
4/19/13 11:02 A

There is no accurate way to measure calories used during strength training since strength training your metabolic rate to remain elevated even after the workout has been completed.

MIMISUGAR SparkPoints: (2,008)
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4/19/13 10:31 A

This question may ahve been asked here before, but here goes.

When you are counting calories burned, should I include calories burned during strength training or just count the calories burned doing cardio?

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