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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 64,466
6/5/13 4:03 P

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,

Coach Jen

OLGA18 SparkPoints: (19,430)
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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.


LIZZIEGAL12 SparkPoints: (3,912)
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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

LILAFLOWER912 SparkPoints: (13,925)
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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?

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