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GRAVELRIDGEBOY SparkPoints: (30,420)
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10/24/12 2:02 A

I think of it as one dumbbell, it makes me feel weaker so I have to workout more. I am not trying to put myself down but to motivate myself. If I thought of my dumbbells as 50lbs (instead of 25lbs each) then I might slack off... If that makes any sense...lol

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
10/19/12 11:49 A

After some thought I'm gonna keep doing what I've been lately; marking down the individual dumbbell weight.

10x25 is really 10 reps with two 25lb dumbbells

DGYOUNG1 Posts: 120
10/19/12 11:14 A

I usually write the total pounds. Never really thought about doing it one way or the other, I just started doing it that way.

JADOMB SparkPoints: (94,560)
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10/19/12 8:35 A

Actually, I don't think it does as far as weight. It seems to go more by the time. So if I put in lifting 100 lbs for 2 minutes, I "THINK" it calculates the same calorie burn as 200 lbs for 2 minutes. But if I put in 100 lbs for 3 minutes it would go a bit higher. I noticed when I was inputting that most weight exercises are given about 2 to 3 calories per minute.

WARMSTRONG2 SparkPoints: (155,822)
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10/19/12 5:12 A

This s an interesting discussion. Does the way you enter the exercise effect how it make a how spark people calculates the entry?

GRACEFULIFE Posts: 1,705
10/18/12 1:28 P

If it's a single dumbbell exercise I wrote it normally, like one-arm rows 10x75.
If it's a double dumbbell exercise I interject an extra "2x", like incline presses 8x(2x150).

However I'd pretty much not design a program with dumbbell moves anymore. Much more satisfying and effective to write squats 20x500.


JADOMB SparkPoints: (94,560)
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10/16/12 1:39 P

When it says dumbbell, I put the individual weight since just because some exercises use two dumbbells at a time, most don't. So if I am doing a one armed curl with a dumbbell at 25#, it would be incorrect using 50# just because two armed curls add up to that. I'm pretty sure they calculate per arm.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
10/16/12 10:05 A

Maybe that's it, the math involved was too complicated so the weight of a single dumbbell just made more sense.
Thanks!

PCONN5 SparkPoints: (305)
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10/16/12 8:38 A

When I write mine down I write the single dumbbell and reps. I just think it's less confusing that way.

BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,080)
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10/16/12 8:37 A

I use the weight of a single dumbbell.

KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787
10/16/12 6:22 A

I was looking over my weightlifting notes and realized that at some point in time I stopped writing the overall weight and started just writing down the weight of a single dumbbell.

Before I'd write 10 reps x 50lbs (I was using two 25lb dumbbells)
Now I write 10 reps x 25lbs (but that's the dumbbells I use so the overall weight is 50#)

How do you write down poundage for dumbbell exercises?

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