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Old 09-21-06, 09:48 AM   #1
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Calorie Burning

I have been wondering for some time how many calories get burned during normal activities, workouts and so on. I spoke with a Professional Trainer and Nutritionist and she mentioned this web site and by all accounts she said, "while not 100% accurate to the calorie, its a very reliable guide". This really helped me in finding how many calories I am burning and how to plan my diet. Hope this helps you guys too.
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspart...e/calculat.htm
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I've also used this: http://www.fitwatch.com/database/searchexdb.html
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Thanks for the links! They both are saying different things however.
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But they're close enough. It's hard to pinpoint exactly because everyone's body is different. At 20mph, one person can be burning off 20% more than another because they're bigger and block more wind and are sitting more upright. A heavier person expends more energy on the hills at the same speed, etc.
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Thanks... great info.

ANother way to do this is to get a HRM, and wear it while you do certain activities, and then calculate the calories burned from that.
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I use this one!
http://www.kreuzotter.de/english/espeed.htm
awnd this one:
http://www.wvda.org/calcs/sport.html
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I have been wondering for some time how many calories get burned during normal activities, workouts and so on. I spoke with a Professional Trainer and Nutritionist and she mentioned this web site and by all accounts she said, "while not 100% accurate to the calorie, its a very reliable guide". This really helped me in finding how many calories I am burning and how to plan my diet. Hope this helps you guys too.
http://www.primusweb.com/fitnesspart...e/calculat.htm
Looks about right to me, quite accurate and i like all the activities it calculates for as well.
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can that be right? All these basically said I burned over 3000 calories riding a century.
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can that be right? All these basically said I burned over 3000 calories riding a century.
That would probably be about right!
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Thanks... great info.

ANother way to do this is to get a HRM, and wear it while you do certain activities, and then calculate the calories burned from that.
Or buy a heart rate monitor that has calzone, which takes in account your weight, height, and heartrate to give a fairly accurate reading on how many calories you've burned during a workout.
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can that be right? All these basically said I burned over 3000 calories riding a century.
Easily burned 3,000 doing a century. About 3,500 calories adds up to about 1 pound. So you almost lost a pound in one day of riding!
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Or buy a heart rate monitor that has calzone, which takes in account your weight, height, and heartrate to give a fairly accurate reading on how many calories you've burned during a workout.
calzone? I'll have meatball!
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There's no way I lost a pound with the PB and J sammiches at the rest stops.
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These things seem to be getting better. Year ago I saw one and the only things i remember was the numbers they had for swimming and running. They said running burned 900 cals per hour and swimming 800. But the running was 12 MPH and the swimming was 1/4 MPH.

To put that in perspective those are 5 minute miles for running. A decent high school swimmer can do a quarter mile in under 6 minutes, a good one in under 5 and a city champion at close to 4.

I would be very wary of using any of these numbers, even today's which are MUCH better. Looking at the cycling 16-19 mph was considered very fast. Many on these boards can hold 16 with minimal effort. I have a feeling that the numbers are designed for those of 'average' skill, or perhaps better put as those without specialized skills. That means numbers for swimming and cycling may be overstated. With cycling I would also wonder for what kind of bike.


But these are getting much much better. They now give a very good idea of how much difference it can make to go hard vrs. going easy.
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I think the heart rate monitor is the best way, but I don't really cycle so much for exercise anymore as I do for it being cheap, fun, transportation. I was reminded one reason I bike to work this morning when I commuted by car. That was terrible, and it sure didn't burn 300 Calories.
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