Hi all, I'm new to using the TransFirmer, but it seems like a pretty neat system ...
I've been regularly using the Polar f55 HRM to log calories, including for The Firm. One thing I thought I'd mention, though, is that it may be over-estimating calories burned during some strength training parts of the DVD. While I'm certainly no expert, I've been reading up on how HRMs work. The translation from HR to calories burned is not as accurate for strength training as it is for cardio; heart rate elevation isn't exactly the same thing as burning calories.
Take a look here: http://sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_experts.asp?q=75
But then I also saw this article:
It seems to indicate that our F-series Polar HRMs are pretty accurate as long as our HR is above 80.
All this still leaves me a bit confused as to how many calories exactly I'm burning, but based on how I feel afterwards, it should be quite a few! :)
Edited by: SHADOWPUP at: 4/15/2007 (16:59)
1/07 Decided ENOUGH is ENOUGH (SW 180)
2/07 Found SP
8/31/07 Maintain 129-132
4/01/08 Maintain 126-129
Height: 5'7", Female, 47. Size 2.
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