The extra calories burned during ST are minimal. Back when SP didn't count them at all, I just ate near the top of my range if I felt I needed to. Now, I track them just to sort of see, and to keep my nutrition tracker a bit more accurate. I don't enter each exercise individually, I use the generic strength training entries. There's one for heavy/little rest, moderate/little rest and moderate/rest between sets. So, when I lift heavy, but have rest, I'll usually choose the moderate/little rest. If I'm lifting heavy, and only 'resting" to change weights, between exrecises, with less than 30 seconds between sets, I'll go with the heavy. When I'm doing body weights/light weights in a more circuit style fashion, I'll go with the moderate/little rest, sometimes the moderate/rest, depending on how challenging the routine felt. The real benefit of ST comes from retaining lean mass, and the extra calorie burn throughout the day. I just track to make sure my calories are more or less appropriate.
Edited by: JENMC14 at: 1/11/2013 (09:23)
I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
| current weight: 136.0