I would update your calories burned goal to reflect how much exercise you're doing, which may or may not change your recommended calorie range. If you've recently made a change to your exercise routine, that can cause your muscles to retain water temporarily- causing an increase on the scale. It should go away within a few weeks, but that could be a reason you saw the increase you did.
Fitness Minutes: (13,947)
10/4/13 12:27 P
Speaking of calories burned will you lose the weight that sparks calculated if you burn the amount of calories or go over the amount of calories, but not hit the time portion of the calculations. I haven't lost weight in three weeks and actually gained a pound back, but managed to stay within my calories every day and burn more calories then the activity trackers had set up. I am confused and getting frustrated about this!
10/3/13 6:02 P
There's not a great way to estimate the afterburn. It's not going to be huge numbers, so I would just consider that a bonus to your daily/weekly goals.
For bodyweight exercises, I would leave the "weight" field blank.
10/3/13 4:23 P
Another question about the Fitness tracker, does the tracker account at all for the after burn of muscle work while muscles recover? Is there any way to track/estimate that?
I was also wondering how to to properly track body weight strength training. I understand where to put the number of sets and repetitions, but should you put anything down for "weight"?
Edited by: CBROTHERS0528 at: 10/3/2013 (16:28)
Fitness Minutes: (70,772)
10/2/13 11:39 P
Sadly, as I've lost weight, I've watched my "calories burned" decrease, sometimes by a lot. That said, I know as I've lost weight, my fitness level has increased so I KNOW I'm working so much harder than I was in the early days. For example, the Zumba class I've been doing for a year: I started off doing every move at about 60% a year ago. No move was high impact and I rarely moved my arms. LOL Now, though....I do almost all of the high impact moves and my arms are fully engaged. So, I try not to take it personally when the tracker doesn't seem to be rewarding me as much as I'd like. I try to focus on what working out is doing for me instead. :-)
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