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2/11/09 1:00 P

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I wear my heart rate monitor while I work out. I circuit train, because while actually lifting the weights, my heart rate doesn't stay up. So I go back and forth between running on the treadmill for a minute or two and lifting the weights.

That way I'm challenging my heart and actually burning calories.

You can estimate calorie burning using the fitness tracker, but I like actually knowing what I'm doing!

Edited by: *AMBER512 at: 2/11/2009 (13:01)
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2/11/09 9:49 A

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I think the tracker only tracks calories for cardio. When you put in your strength exercises it does add minutes (by its own estimate) to your sparkminutes. For me, it usually overestimates the number of minutes so I am OK with that...

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2/11/09 7:48 A

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Hmmm, have you checked out the "How to use your fitness tracker" video? I guess I just put in my own exercises, with the weight and number of reps, etc. and then go. Never thought about how many calories I am burning. I like Kathy's suggestions, though.

Good for you to do both weights and cardio! I like weight training a whole lot more than cardio - but I guess we need 'em both...

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2/11/09 1:14 A

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These might help...I don't use the tracker so much...just the quick tracker on the Start Page.

CaloriesperHour.com

OR you might go to the message boards and ask for help from the coaches or experts.


Edited by: BKP4166 at: 2/11/2009 (01:17)
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2/11/09 12:11 A

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I went thru "my fitness" and added all the exercises I would be doing in my workout. It doesn't let me put in duration, nor give me an idea as to how many calories I'll be burning. There is a chart that I have no idea what it means. Can someone help me figure out how to add my own weight training program to my fitness and get credit for it?
Thank you!

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