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1/17/13 2:28 P

Thank you for your thoughts. They are really helpful, and I wondered about the HRM being accurate about this kind of workout as well, so thanks for throwing that out there, too!

MRS.MITA Posts: 888
1/17/13 2:00 P

I do agree with DRANGONCHILDE that it looked like more of a toning type thing - but still a great workout. If you are set on tracking it as cardio there are other types of dancing that are slower in the fitness tracker. They have a slow dancing option too for the video you thought was low impact cardio. I don't know if that would fit the bill better if you were set on tracking it as cardio.

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1/17/13 1:47 P

I scanned through the first video you shared, and it looks like pretty much straight bodyweight strength training, with a little yoga-like stretching thrown in. I would track it as strength. It doesn't have the rhythmic moving that I would consider to be cardio at all... so I wouldn't track it as dancing, because you're not really doing cardio with that one.

The second one (I didn't look but a little but at that one) seems to be mostly the same, with some low-impact cardio. So I'd track all of that as strength, and no worry about the HRM for it... it's strength, and an HRM won't provide you with an accurate calorie burn. There are a few portions where they seem to be doing a little moving, if you want to track those separately I'd use low-impact cardio.

It does look like a REALLY fantastic workout though... good choice! Strength of this nature will help you look and feel great, even though it's not a *huge* calorie burner, it provides more long-term calorie burn by building muscle and boosting metabolism.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/17/2013 (13:49)
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MRS.MITA Posts: 888
1/17/13 1:46 P

In the fitness tracker if you put ballet in the search field or dancing they do have something for that but it says dancing: fast, ballet, twist. I watched the shorter video you had a link for it seems like it would fit in the category of ballet.

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JENMC14 Posts: 2,709
1/17/13 1:09 P

You can try a site search for "how to track workouts" or something like that. I know there's an article or two on how to figure out how to track a workouts.

Oh, I see you've already read the article, sorry.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 1/17/2013 (13:10)
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1/17/13 1:05 P

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MACABBEY SparkPoints: (4,474)
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1/17/13 10:40 A

I don't know how many calories I'm actually burning because I can't get a HRM right now. So, how can I track barre type workouts? I've found some free Barre3 videos online and some barre workouts on youtube such as these:
www.youtube.com/watch/?v=Xzgc-h5ObhA (20 minute BarreConcept workout)
www.youtube.com/watch/?v=-IpGTPRPbho (62 minute Ballet Body workout with Jennifer Galardi)

I've read the Sparkpeople article about tracking workouts, but I still don't know where this would fall.

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!!

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