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Posts: 697
1/14/13 5:21 P

Bumping up.... Hoping for more comments. emoticon

Posts: 6,130
1/13/13 5:20 P

strength training burns calories long after you are done. So I don't even worry about how many calories it burns while I am doing it. I just know that it is good for me.

Posts: 33,498
1/13/13 3:09 P

Time yourself once. If you know that you personally take, with the breathing and timing you use, 30 seconds to do a 15-rep set, then you know that every 2 sets you did of any moves is "1" minute.

You probably don't do a bicep curl any faster or slower than a squat, so it's about even for all moves.

Posts: 2,707
1/13/13 2:50 P

It really doesn't matter because ST burns so few calories. I use the generic "strength training" with whatever intensity listings, and do total tme, not sets or weight.

Posts: 697
1/13/13 2:35 P

Firstly let me say I'm totally impressed with this site and what it offers!
Wonderful site. emoticon
I have a question about the tracker and how it relates to weight training.
Historically I've worked out incorporating numerous different resistance
and or weight training activities (Presses,curls,squats ,lunges etc...)
I've never timed each activity on it's on. I've only ever recorded or made note of the
entire work out when done. The SPARKPEOPLE Tracker asks for the minutes spent
on each activity as well as sets,reps, and weight.If you don't enter a min value you get 0 for calories burned .
Does everyone time every activity, or do you do something like divide your total time by the # of activities performed.
Just wondering. emoticon

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