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SHERRY1314 SparkPoints: (47)
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9/25/13 11:50 A

I spend 2 hours 3 times a week in P.T. doing 40 minutes of aerobics, 20 minutes stretching and 1 hour of weights ranging from 3-90 lbs. How can I track this?

SLYSAM SparkPoints: (42,502)
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2/19/13 1:14 P

You can manually create a custom exercise for the strength tracker. And you can create a program of all your physical therapy exercises. So if you are wanting a record of when you did your therapy exercises and which ones you did, that is one way.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/19/13 1:09 P

The question is - why do you want to track it?

Do you believe this particular exercise will aide in your weight loss in some way? Or do you just want to track every bit of 'being active' that you do?

Tracking cardio calories burned helps with working out your calorie needs - but this isn't cardio.

Tracking strength helps with being able to plot your increasing strength gains. This is recuperation, not development.

Personally, I would not track these types of exercise. They are not taxing enough to be "challenging exercise" and are just part of everyday movement.

Deb, in New Zealand
DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (58,536)
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2/18/13 9:51 P

I would recommend just using the general strength training option. Not every exercise will be in there individually and since the calorie burn is a token amount regardless, it doesn't really matter what you choose. You can also enter your own exercises manually.

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2/18/13 9:28 P

My physical therapist has me to an exercise to strengthen my rotator cuff. I stand, holding a resistance band with both hands facing each other at waist height. Then, I pull my hands apart - maintaining the heights. Hold for 5-10 seconds, bring my hands in slowly. I do two sets of 8-10 each day, increasing the resistance of the band. But, I can't track it because I can't find it on SparkPeople. Does anyone know?

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