Thanks for the great input everyone. I think I may have to invest in a heart rate monitor at some point when finances even out (don't want to buy a really cheap one) as it sounds like that could be why I was hitting a plateau and readjusted my caloric intake a few times.
Hi - -I have & love Golds Gym Cardio Workout. I also have a tool I got off Amazon called an ePulse Caloriemeter. It's very accurate & I can tell you that almost every time I've done GG with the ePulse on it says I burn almost double what it guesstimates.
Because of the accuracy of the ePulse I have had days when I've burned more calories in part because of room temperature and my own efforts into the game. I do love that game though - it certainly burns more calories than Wii Fit, Resort, & Sports (those are the other games I have currently).
Be careful that you don't go too much over your recommended number of calories or if you do - be sure to adjust it because I learned after getting the ePulse that I was burning a TON more calories than Sparkpeople or Wii games said I was and I put myself into starvation mode and slowed my metabolism way down. I highly recommend both Golds Gym & the ePulse. They've been the best money I've spent since I started this healthy journey!
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current weight: 174.8
Fitness Minutes: (11,527) Posts: 944 7/31/09 3:51 P
I've been wondering the same thing. The Golds Gym estimates are about half of what the SP 'boxing' estimates would be. I have no idea which is closer to the truth! I've been trying to match the calorie count from Gold's on SP, as I don't want to be overestimating!
current weight: 239.0
Fitness Minutes: (63,787) Posts: 3,591 7/23/09 9:45 P
Thanks for the reply Frugalterry. I do track my time spent but when looking at putting the GGCW under "Boxing" realized that the calories burned might be a bit high and didn't know how to log it otherwise. The reason I ask is because SP keeps telling me I am exceeding my calories burned by a high percentage (and at first I did adjust my calories to the upper range and found I was still hungry at the end of the day so then I adjusted my time spent on cardio to accomodate more calories but am not meeting the goals for vitamins and minerals but hitting most in the middle for carbs, fat, cholesterol and calories).
I am waiting on the EA Active for a bit because right now finances don't allow it but I think once I've dropped the first 10lbs I want to lose I may just spluge (I'm not even half way yet...LOL).
Well thats a good question. I don't have the answer to that. I think the time spent getting your heart rate up is the most important thing. Do you track your exercise on SP? I track it with the Active and just input each exercise. I call it the circuit training and they figure my calories. They figure higher calories burned than AEActive figures. But I pay more attention to my time than calories.
current weight: 150.5
Fitness Minutes: (63,787) Posts: 3,591 7/22/09 1:54 P
Hey I've been doing the GGCW and I'm wondering how accurate the calories burned for each workout is? This morning I did the 7 min. Ducking Combo, 16 minute Advanced Combo and 3 min. Roadwork for a total of 26 minutes and 167.86 calories burned. I also added in a 3 min. Jumprope for another 31 calories burned.
I don't have a heart rate monitor so I don't know how many calories I'm actually burning. I'm just wondering if the GGCW calories is acurate, although I guess it's better than not having a base to go on at all.
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