Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

 
Message Boards
FORUM:   Site/Technical Help
TOPIC:  

Add weight carried or pulled?



Click here to read our frequently asked Site and Technical questions.

 
  Reply Create A New Topic
Search the
Message Boards:
Search
  I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

Author: Message: Sort First Post on Top


DRAGONCHILDE
DRAGONCHILDE's Photo SparkPoints: (54,915)
Fitness Minutes: (14,158)
Posts: 9,520
5/5/13 8:35 P



DRAGONCHILDE's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I agree with unident. It increases your effort, but not necessarily the calorie burn. It no doubt does, but the amount of increase is going to be insignificant, and nearly impossible to calculate anyway. Count them as bonus calories; it won't be enough to throw you into the undereating range, nor enough to make you start dropping pounds too fast, so I wouldn't worry and just be proud of your efforts. Perhaps stick a note in your fitness log to take note of it, and track any potential changes in how you feel?

Heather
Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.

I'm not pregnant, just fat: My blog.

fatnotpregnant.blogspot.com/


 current weight: 186.4 
 
211
197
183
169
155


UNIDENT
UNIDENT's Photo Posts: 33,498
5/5/13 3:07 P

UNIDENT's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Not significantly.

Users with children and HRMs report very small increases if any when pushing the stroller.

The weight of the thing you're dragging along is going down through the wheels, you aren't carrying it. All you're doing is providing the momentum. This is additional, but not significantly.

Deb, in New Zealand


WHITECAT19
WHITECAT19's Photo SparkPoints: (25,838)
Fitness Minutes: (6,536)
Posts: 4,838
5/4/13 12:15 P

WHITECAT19's SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If I am carrying something or pulling something in a cart while I walk, should I add the extra pounds when plugging things in to calculate calories? Sometimes I pull pretty heavy groceries for a bit over a half mile. Seems like that would burn more calories . . . ?


The Lord upholds all who fall, and raises up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

A monk was once asked: What do you do there in the monastery? He replied: We fall and get up, fall and get up, fall and get up again. - Tito Colliander

The Jesus Prayer helps to lift the whole life, body and soul, to a level where . . . the world is sought and known in the beauty of God, not God in the beauty of the world. - Mother Maria of Normanby


 Pounds lost: 5.6 
 
0
12.75
25.5
38.25
51


 
Page: 1 of (1)  
Search  

I Liked This Topic Subscribe to this Discussion Share
Add This to My SparkFavorites
Report Innappropriate Post


Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=5&imparent=30911611

Review our Community Guidelines



 
Diet Resources: medicine ball drills | medicine ball training | medicine ball weight