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BARBANNA SparkPoints: (107,974)
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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.

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SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
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.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,102
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


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MIMISUGAR SparkPoints: (2,064)
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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: 58,102
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.

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"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
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.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

"I think calories are little germs in food that all moms are afraid of" Dennis the Menace

MIMISUGAR SparkPoints: (2,064)
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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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