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KDMOOSE Posts: 5,199
1/6/10 9:30 P

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Thanks for the great thoughts. Happy tracking!!!

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HOPEFULHIPPO's Photo HOPEFULHIPPO Posts: 6,223
1/6/10 1:19 P

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I have to agree with Hoop, just seeing it does make me feel that much better...not so guilty for tracking foods :o)

But, you are right...as long as we all know and remember that it all counts.

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1/5/10 11:43 P

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PHILBD, You are so right....every bit of exercise makes a difference, tracked on the site or not. For me, tracking keeps me motivated. Something about seeing the minutes add up through the week really helps me keep it up.

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KDMOOSE Posts: 5,199
1/5/10 5:59 P

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I have found that it is easy to add workouts. Thanks for the way to do it easily and make it count on the site. All workouts count for you even if not on the site. Keep it up everyone. Little by little it will make a difference.

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1/4/10 11:06 P

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I also do most of my workouts from DVDs.

I track most cardio on my fitness page as follows("add cardio" "browse" "other exercises" "aerobics:general:low impact" or "high impact"). If I had a good workout and I sweat I use low impact, if I really worked out and was at the edge of what I can do, or if the workout was extra bouncy, I use high impact.

For strength training exercises without cardio, I usually use pilates or yoga to track the time just to make it easy.

This way I track both my minutes and calories burned for all my exercise.

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1/4/10 9:36 P

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You can also create your own workout strength training,by putting them all together and saving under a name like my workout or whatever name you want to give it, and saving to your favorites. The only thing is it doesn't count calories as they state it because they don't know at what rate your working out,plus it's for strengthening not burning calories. Anyway if it's the same exercises daily you can go to your favorites daily and click on your topic(my workout, etc.) and it will add all the exercises for you. I've found it to be a lot less time consuming, except for the 1st time you enter.

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KDMOOSE Posts: 5,199
1/4/10 7:25 P

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Thanks it is nice to know I can put in any other dvd program and add the minutes. I just got a new one and want to try entering it as I do it.

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SAYADEH's Photo SAYADEH Posts: 56
1/4/10 4:42 P

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Thank you HOPEFULHIPPO and CLPCIS for the suggestions! I'll give those suggestions a try. :)

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1/4/10 4:02 P

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DIDN'T KNOW THAT EITHER emoticon

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HOPEFULHIPPO's Photo HOPEFULHIPPO Posts: 6,223
1/4/10 3:50 P

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oooh...I didn't know about that one! Thanks!

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1/4/10 3:42 P

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You can also do "Quick Track" from the fitness page and just enter minutes and a name (DVD title). It won't calculate calories burned obviously, but if you are just concerned with fitness minutes it works!

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HOPEFULHIPPO's Photo HOPEFULHIPPO Posts: 6,223
1/4/10 5:20 A

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I read on another board you enter is as "circuit training" under cardio. It's supposed to be the closest.

Hope that helps :o)

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SAYADEH's Photo SAYADEH Posts: 56
1/4/10 12:14 A

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Hello, I'm new to Sparkpeople and to this team. I usually do my strength workouts (and some of my cardio) from workout DVDs such as the FIRM, ChaLEAN Extreme, P90X etc. I was wondering if it is possible to track these workouts on Sparkpeople without having to manually enter all of the different exercises that are done in the video. Is there a way to track just a general number of minutes of strength training? Does anyone have any suggestions for how to account for these strength activities without having to choose each and every exercise that is done? I find that extremely time-consuming.

Thank you!

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