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CIAOBELLA57
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4/13/09 10:35 P

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I went to the same fitness center to see how many calories I was burning during a one hour session and the number was somewhere around 350. I'm extremely small, which is probably a factor, but I know I'm in the same kind of endorhin zone after a class that I used to get when I was a runner.

Where is a reliable place to buy a HRM and what is the average cost?

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4/12/09 2:19 P

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I have been going everyday this week and I usually burn around 600-630 calories. I have the Polar F6 and it seems to be pretty accurate!

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4/12/09 12:36 P

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I wore a heart rate monitor and during a one hour spin class (RPM extreme - 9 working tracks) I burned 570 calories! I was borrowing the monitor from the instructor, and he said I would probably burn about 10% more after the class, so that's pretty cool.

I actually had no idea I was burning this many calories in spinning! Now I want a heart rate monitor haha. I feel like it made me work a bit harder too though, I could see the calories go up during the class.


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INDYCHX
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4/4/09 12:47 P

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They must have dropped a zero.
The best way to know how many calories you burn is by using a HRM. SP is just an estimate and seems to overestimates calories burned.

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MAMARAZZI
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4/4/09 12:07 P

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I'm confused: Spark People fitness counter says 45 minutes of spinning uses up only 38 calories. Any idea how that can be? Thank you. LH



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4/4/09 12:06 P

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I'm confused: Spark People fitness counter says 45 minutes of spinning uses up only 38 calories. Any idea how that can be? Thank you. LH



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3/20/07 11:28 P

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I wear a HRM and on average I burn around 475-600 calories per class - like everyone else said, alot depends on my energy level, intensity of the class etc.

I have noticed the more consistent I am about spinning the less I burn as well.

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FITGIRL15
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3/20/07 4:37 P

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I'm a spin instructor (who wears a HRM) and in my experience, I can burn anywhere from 600-800 caories in my typical class (depending on temperature of the cycle studio on a specific day and just how intense I ride).

The only other workout where I've managed to burn more calories in the same amount of time is tai-bo!

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NOEILAND
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3/19/07 1:48 P

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In my experience, the more I spin, the less I burn. It also depends on whether I'm having a "great" day, so pumped up, I burn more than 800 calories (unbelievable, but I had those a couple of times!) Right now, I can burn around 450 in a 60 minute class, it's because I'vs been doing it almost everyday.

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COACH_NICOLE
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3/19/07 8:05 A

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The only real way to know is to wear a good heart rate monitor that also estimates calorie burn. There is no way to accurately estimate calorie burn because what is most important is the level of intensity- your heart rate. In a 60 minute class, I don't even burn 400 calories, according to my HRM.

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KEVING10
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3/18/07 10:17 P

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There are different ways to calculate. For instance my heart rate monitor takes into account, age, weight, height, etc. But on average it seems like spin averages out at about 10 calories per minute depending on the exertion. Some may be a little higher some lower. I think the SP calculations are based on averages.

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3/18/07 9:13 P

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I don't know if there is an accurate answer to this, as I understand it depends on intensity, body weight to start, etc., but is there an average number of calories burned during a typical hard spin class? When I go to the fitness section of my spark pages, and type in 50 minutes of spinning, it gives me a total of 420 calories burned. I've read on here very different numbers for calories burned during a session. I'm not sure what is correct or how to compute as the numbers say I burn far less spinning than when I run on the treadmill for less time.


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