0
 
Author: Sorting First Post on Top ↑ Message:
MOTHERBOARDER's Photo MOTHERBOARDER SparkPoints: (124,883)
Fitness Minutes: (91,180)
Posts: 6,408
6/10/14 10:10 A

My SparkPage
Reply
MIO watch



 current weight: 123.2 
 
250
218.25
186.5
154.75
123
MRSBENNETT2's Photo MRSBENNETT2 Posts: 1,612
6/10/14 2:37 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
So maybe just use it on days when I'm doing circuit or cardio like cycling, hmm? Sounds good. Thanks for your answer. emoticon



 current weight: 233.9 
 
238
225.5
213
200.5
188
MOTIVATED@LAST's Photo MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,289
6/10/14 1:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The true measure of calories burned is oxygen consumption, but this is hard to measure outside of a lab. HRM's work on the principle that as exercise intensity increases, your heart rate increases in a generally predictable way to deliver more oxygen to your muscles.

An HRM is good for both sustained cardio and interval training.

However, it will not produce accurate results for strength training, as the muscles are working anaerobically (without oxygen), rather than aerobically (with oxygen), and your heart rate will not increase in the same predictable way.

M@L

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


 current weight: 178.0 
 
220
203.5
187
170.5
154
MRSBENNETT2's Photo MRSBENNETT2 Posts: 1,612
6/9/14 11:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have a heart rate monitor from years ago. I go to the gym five days a week, do a lot of strength training, a bit of cardio, just now started spin classes. I love fitness gizmos - would it be worthwhile to get new batteries in the monitor and start using it? Or is it really only useful for measuring sustained cardio?



 current weight: 233.9 
 
238
225.5
213
200.5
188
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Fitness and Exercise Topics:

Topics: Last Post:
Exercising before or after breakfast? 11/13/2014 7:08:35 AM
spark activity tracker 9/8/2014 12:58:48 PM
Plank Question 10/22/2014 6:44:10 AM
Favourite zumba dvd 7/31/2014 8:45:16 PM
Rusty at swimming 7/29/2014 1:17:14 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/messageboard.asp?imboard=6&imparent=33828043

Review our Community Guidelines





Diet Resources: soy good | soy nutrition | is soy bad

x Lose 10 Pounds by February 8! Get a FREE Personalized Plan