Helpful information to have. I'm going to start strength training this week hopefully and it's good to know this ahead of time. I would have just done the one weight myself, but I like reading everyone's opinions.
Starting weight: 309.4 1st goal: 10.4 pounds, 299 by July 2, 2014 (met June 25th) 2nd goal: 30 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 269 by October 15, 2014 (met September 24th) 3rd goal: 27 pounds- 10% of remaining weight, 242 by January 7, 2015
current weight: 262.8
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121 6/26/14 9:29 A
I've never thought of it that way. I just use the weight of the dumbbell. Right now, I'm using 8 lb bells so I enter 8 lbs. It doesn't really matter, in regards to calorie burn, what weight you enter in the SP fitness tracker though.
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Pounds lost: 32.0
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6/26/14 8:04 A
I would think about how much the muscle (or muscle group) you are working is lifting. Is each bicep lifting 5 or 10 lb? I would put in 5 lb. But for something like squats where you are holding 5 lb in each hand, then I'd say 10 lb because your thighs and glutes are lifting all of the weight you are holding.
This may sound like a dumb question but please humor me if you can, lol
I am using 5 lb dumbbells. In the fitness tracker for dumbbell exercises, it asks what weight you are using - do I enter 5 or 10 for both? I can understand entering 5 if you are only using one at a time, but if you are using both would it be 10? (I was just thinking that if using a barbell with 5lbs on each side it would be 10 - so s that the same reasoning with dumbbells?)
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