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4EVERNESS Posts: 1,166
4/6/13 11:52 A

How do we do this if we do stretches more like calisthenics? Like for each stretch 2 sets of 15 reps (and for singles, each side)? I mean 2 calories I think is rather pathetic!

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4/6/13 11:41 A

Thanks for all the input! emoticon

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4/5/13 9:44 P



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4/5/13 7:39 P

Warm-up...Yes, Cool-Down...No.

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4/5/13 2:44 P

I do. I tend to warm up and cooldown with whatever cardio equipment I'm using. For example, when I do the stationary bike, I will start off at an average level of 8 and go for 5 minutes at a steady pace. Then, I'll push it up to an average level of 10 and go back and forth between levels 9 and 12. In the last 10 minutes of the 1 hr workout, I go down to levels 5 to 8. Of course, I don't use the stationary bike everyday...I do other things for cardio but I still get in my time.

Edited by: FIELDWORKING at: 4/5/2013 (14:46)
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4/5/13 1:07 P

I always do. Warmups are exercise, too, even if they don't burn a lot of a calories, and you don't *stop* burning calories when you're done exercising.

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4/5/13 12:52 P

I don't include them, since you're not burning calories at an accelerated rate.

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4/5/13 10:34 A

If I do a video, I just use the calorie count for the video, even though it includes warm up and cool down. But when I'm tracking my own exercise, I do not include my warm up and cool down. It's better to under estimate calorie burn than overestimate, especially if you are looking to lose weight.

If your program says you are under eating, you need to adjust your weekly caloric burn to match how many calories you tend to burn in a week. This can be done by clicking "Change goal" under where it says how many calories you have to burn for the week on your Start page.

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4/5/13 10:03 A

When I track my fitness minutes, do I add in the warm up/cool down? I noticed that it was added to the calorie burn for SP Cardio Kickboxing 10 minute video. I just wonder if what I am logging is a little too high because each week I get the note that I am over on exercising but under eating. I am averaging the middle of my calorie range. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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