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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

I ordered my Polar FT4 yesterday (finally.) I had been stalling for awhile because I wanted to do more research, but I finally caved and bought it. I cannot wait until it comes, mainly because I know the trackers on here are WAY off and I want to see what I am actually burning! Will be interesting to see a comparision. For example, I input strength training on my tracker for 20 minutes. Depending on what I am lifting, I am generally somewhere between 100-140 lbs (lower body obviously) and I do 3 sets with 10 reps each. By the time I am done doing 8+ exercises within 20 minutes, I seriously want to puke, and my body is letting me know it is almost at muscle failure. There is absolutely NO WAY I am only burning 100 calories doing this. I can burn more by jogging at a leisurely pace for 20 minutes and hardly even breaking a sweat! So.. it will be interesting to see what I am "truly burning." I've read a lot of articles on how many people wear their HRM all day. Not really sure this would benefit me much because I have a desk job at night. But should be here by the end of the week! I am going to take pictures of it daily for my "accountability." I feel like a little kid waiting for Christmas!
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    That's awesome - I've heard they are great! Good luck with it :)
    1791 days ago
    I LOVE my HRM. You're right, it's way more accurate and personalized than any calculator could be without knowing your heart rate. I took a 4 mile jog yesterday and my HRM told me 555 calories, SP said 300 something or other. I just go with my HRM.

    If you are a runner, you may want to keep your eyes open for a GPS HRM - not sure if the Polar FT4 is. I love my Garmin Forerunner 410. I'm training for a marathon so I can see my pace as I run and race a 'virtual partner'.

    Enjoy, you're gonna love it.
    1791 days ago
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