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6/3/12 10:37 P

Many pieces of gym equipment are notorious for significantly overestimating calories burned. But exercise bikes can be a great workout, especially if you crank up the resistance.

Working out more than 600-800 calories per hour is a pretty vigorous workout, and not many people can sustain exercising in that range. Burning 150 calories in 10 minutes could be quite realistic on a bike, but to keep that rate up for a full 60 minutes is harder.


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6/3/12 6:00 P


I think that is a gross overestimation of calories expended. Most exercise equipment can be deceiving when it comes to calories expended. The most accurate means of measuring calories expended would be using a heart rate monitor which calculates calories expended based on your data. You may also find that using the cardio fitness tracker on SparkPeople to be a better estimate of calories expended.

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6/3/12 5:50 P

I everyone, I want to know if my upright bike is actually not deceiving me, it burns about 150 calories for 10 minutes. And I get confused when it is said that you burn 600 to 700 calories biking for an hour. mine will burn 900 calories for an hour. emoticon

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