At the time that report was written I was bicycling multiple times a week out of doors at an average speed or 15.5 mph. When i entered the data into the Spark Fitness tracker those were the values I was given. To honest I posted it to disabuse people of counting calories out which is at best a SWAC (scientific wild ass guess). YOu can only get an accurate reading of calories burned in a laboratory setting. When you count calories in you get a much more accurate reading.
As for the fitness programmes I write for the obese they are based on the triad for weight loss or control which i order of importance are nutrition (diet), strength training and lastly cardio. Diet will comprise 80% of any weight loss programme with perhaps 20% coming from the increase in activity through exercise. In my opinion strength training is the key to any exercise programme for the obese since it is adjustable to ability level, is flexible and lays the necessary foundation for increasing levels of work. Cardio is not the be all and end all for weight loss contrary to popular myth and not unlike strength training if it is not challenging it will not be effective.
Contact me directly for additional information and with any questions or comments. 3362 days ago
What exactly are you doing to achieve this? I'd like to know. I have a low fitness level now as I've allowed myself to balloon up to 375 lbs and barely walk and distance but do ride my recumbent bike daily in short burst until I get at least 30 minutes in. Just curious. I read your rant about a fitness program and would like to hear more about your exercise recommendations. 3362 days ago
Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.