It counts the main exercise portion of the workout. The cool down and warm up still burn some calories, but not as many as the main part, so I would consider those minutes to be a "bonus".
Hope that helps,
"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."
Fitness Minutes: (3,719)
6/5/13 3:08 P
That's a really good question and, while I don't know the answer, I also enter the whole time. When I do the videos that are on this site and click to enter it into my fitness for the day they count the whole time.
Fitness Minutes: (740)
6/5/13 2:14 P
Hi, I usually check the entire time. Most of the time warm up and cool down is less the 5minutes anyway
Fitness Minutes: (2,289)
6/5/13 1:32 P
I just had a question as to how most of you do your tracking. I just did a Cardio Blast video, but I'm wondering if the tracker just calculates the main exercise portion or the warm up and cool down portion also? I put that i did the video for 20 minutes, but I don't know if the calorie calculator calculates that as 20 minutes of the main exercise workout or the warm up and cool down as well?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.