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Saturday, April 06, 2013

Okay, 30 DS, day one:

Starting weight: 143
Waist: 31
Hips: 39
5 pound hand weights

It's those darned shoulder exercises. I can do curls forever; the chest press and overhead press are no problem. The raises are what get me. I may as well be lifting 100 pounds instead of 5. Arms are jelly. My heart rate monitor (wrist-type) says that I burned 348 calories. SP lists it as 212. I'm not sure which one to put or if I should average them together for a more accurate estimate. I need to invest in a more expensive chest-strap monitor, I think.

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    SP numbers, as far as I can figure, don't take into account age and weight. I would go with your HR monitor. If you want to look into something else, have you looked into the Fitbit? I have one and absolutely LOVE it!
    1902 days ago
    SP numbers are usually an average number for everyone regardless of weight or age. If you don't think the numbers are close enough, I'm sure your can look around on the internet and find a calculator that lets you put in your personal info, and then gives you a more accurate read. That's what I do with my treadmill numbers.
    I have to agree with ROBB1N- I would use lighter weight for the raises, and work up to 5lbs. I can curl 8lbs , but I use 3lbs for standing arm flys and side raises.
    1903 days ago
  • ROBB1N
    Maybe you could try heavier weights for the curls and keep working with the 5 lb weights for the raises until you can do those easily.
    1903 days ago
    keep up the good work
    1903 days ago
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