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7/24/13 6:14 P

For bodyweight exercises, your bodyweight is implied. LEave the weight field blank. You can supplement some bodyweight exercises with dumbbells or weight vests, which is when you would enter something in that field.

Actually, full-body workouts 2-3 times per week probably gives better recovery to the muscles than a split routine every day. And with ST, it is during the recovery period that your muscles actually get stronger.


BLBST36 Posts: 351
7/24/13 3:22 P

Thanks for the suggestion!

Edited by: BLBST36 at: 7/24/2013 (20:20)
MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
7/24/13 3:07 P

Even if you don't see the generic strength training entry, I think I just created my own where I can put in the minutes and calories burned. I mostly do it for tracking the minutes (I want my minutes trophies!) and I just assume that I burn some tiny amount of calories per session. I just estimate 1 calorie per minute (surely I burn at least 1 calorie in a minute).

BLBST36 Posts: 351
7/24/13 2:50 P

Dragon - I didn't know there was a tracker option like that. I will check it out. I am not too worried about the calories making a difference, but I just wanted to be able to see it somewhere.....kind of like reinforcement/good job sticker. I use my cardio for the calorie burn :)

Coach Jen - I didn't know I had to wait 48 hours. I used to do weights every other day.....but now that I think about it, I switched muscle groups. Thanks for the info - I will keep that in mind. All the lists I have are designed to be short, but not all together. I like the mix of exercises that they all have. I figure that I will start to pare it down as I get back into it. Right now, I don't mind taking a little longer. I spend about an hour at the gym with my cardio, so as long as it is under that, it will fit in my routine.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 66,003
7/24/13 12:45 P

The previous poster has given you some good advice. I just wanted to add that it's fine to work multiple muscle groups on the same day. Just make sure you leave at least 48 hours of rest in between workouts.

Also keep in mind you can get a good strength workout in 30 minutes or so. Don't feel like you have to do tons of exercises for each muscle group in order to see results.

Coach Jen

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7/24/13 12:39 P

No, don't use your HRM for tracking any strength training move; it just doesn't translate. :) Strength has minimal calorie burn anyway, so don't worry about it honestly.

You can use the general strength training (body weight) entry... just search for strength training, and it'll pop up.

BLBST36 Posts: 351
7/24/13 11:25 A

I have 2 questions about body weight strength training.

First - How do I track it? Do I just use my HRM? I know it isn't accurate for normal strength training, but the lists I want to do include things like burpees and some other exercises that are kind of cardioy. I can't find all the exercises in the tracker, either and when I do, it asks for a weight.

Second - I was trying to get up in the mornings and do a different workout each day, but I just can't make myself do it. In order to get it done, I was thinking of doing it all in one day. Would that be ok? Each workout works on a different part of the body. There's one for abs, butt, legs/thighs and arms. I was going to do the workouts one day a week (instead of the gym) and on the weekend.

The reason I don't want to do it at the gym is that I go after work now and it is just too busy for me to be able to get to the machines. I can do all of these exercises anywhere I want.

Thanks in advance!

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