Strength training simply doesn't burn a lot of calories. It's tough, but the benefits are not really in direct calorie burn. It's not cardio exercise, so doesn't burn calories like it. However, what it DOES do is provide less tangible support, like boosts to your metabolism, and increased calorie burn for a while afterwards (called afterburn.) There's no way to measure this, so you get to count t hem as bonus calories.
So yes, while it DOES leave you panting, sweating, and sore... it isn't cardio, and shouldn't be tracked as such. :)
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