When I first joined SP, I somehow thought it was extremely important to get everything 100% accurate in tracking my exercises. I found it very difficult unless I was using a SP video that would add it to my tracker. Now I do the non-techie carry a small notebook and track things such as how many pounds I lifted to make sure I am increasing. It's impossible for me to remember from 1 session to the next whether I did my romanian deadlifts with 35 pounds or 40 pounds.
---- There is no such thing as the final success in life. What is really meaningful is the courage to face the next minute, the next hour, the next day.
Pounds lost: 16.0
Fitness Minutes: (166,304)
7,613 2/18/18 7:09 A
I assume you know this, but just in case.... don't forget if you take beta blockers a heart rate monitor is problematic. You'll have to allow for the effects of the drug or use the perceived rate of exertion scale to gauge your success. That's assuming you're allowed to do any cardio at all, but I would imagine even light cardio should be helpful if permitted. I assume you've also been cautioned about prolonged hold times with heavy weights if that applies in your case. In any case, it was already stated by a previous poster..... you can't outrun a bad diet. Get a handle on the weight via diet control and the exercising will just be a fitness tool and weight loss bonus. Good luck and stay in touch!
Edited by: NITEMAN3D at: 2/16/2018 (00:57)
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain
I joined a gym with classes. I like following a leader. This leader makes sure my form is right so I don't hurt myself and she also tells me when I am do things right. I pay to go the gym so that motivates me to go don't want to pay for what I don't use. I like the way our gym mixes things up, you never know what exercises you will do makes it fun and challenging. The women at the gym are so encouraging and kind. So yes gym time is worth it to me. I have already lost 5 in a half pounds.
The generic entries are a good starting point, just be honest about your intensity.
To be a bit more accurate, you could get a heart rate monitor (chest ones are better than wrist ones) with a good app where you can also choose the exercise type and get a more accurate count of actual calories burned.
To be honest, ST doesn't burn a ton of calories for the time/effort, especially if you're resting between sets, but has a lot of other benefits, so definitely keep it up!
Losing weight, however, is best done in the kitchen.
Edited by: COONSY at: 2/8/2018 (17:32)
AJ Daly City, CA
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I have been going to a gym for over a year now and have improved muscle tone and volume. I am pre-diabetic and want to lower my body weight so I joined spark to assist my efforts. I haven't been able to figure out how to enter my time at the gym as far as caloric use. I do primarily weight and strength training since I also have a heart condition that limits what I can do cardio wise. I spend at least two hours a day three times a week at the gym doing my exercises. Can anyone offer suggestions?