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calories burned from exercise
« on: January 05, 2009, 10:46:20 AM »
how many weekly calories do most of you burn from exercise?

just getting back into it again

week 1: 200
week 2: 1200
week 3: 7500
week 4: 7890

I am hoping to do at least 10k a week once I am healthy again

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2009, 01:43:51 PM »
how many weekly calories do most of you burn from exercise?

just getting back into it again

week 1: 200
week 2: 1200
week 3: 7500
week 4: 7890

I am hoping to do at least 10k a week once I am healthy again

This is good information for us to know....Could you post a graph too? ;)





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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2009, 02:27:15 PM »
yes - as a matter of fact I can if you want it...how detailed do you need the graph to be?

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2009, 09:37:09 PM »
Are the calorie counters on our computers really accurate? I got 63 miles at the Birthday-suit Injun ride and 2500 calories. Jonathon, I think you showed double that. I think your data seems more likely to be correct, but why the drastic difference?
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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2009, 09:42:56 PM »
I have a polar that I do tests 4-5 times a week on so it learns my body...also I have a lot worse BMI than you...I am more out of shape and my HR stayed pegged pretty good for the ride

my ave heart rate was 153 max was 180

heart rate zones:

below target: 4 minutes 30 seconds
target zone: 1 hour 50 seconds
above target: 4 hours 47 minutes 25 seconds
above max: 2 minutes 5 seconds

I am pretty sure you didn't have to push that hard...I am out of shape

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2009, 10:07:51 PM »
The only time that they are VERY accurate is when they take measurements based on your actual heart rate, and use information that you program in like your age and weight.

Everything else is based upon averages.

How many calories you burn has less to do with BMI than just the BM. Generally speaking the larger you are the more calories you need just to sit here and type. To maintain my weight right now it takes about 2200 to 2300 calories with out any excersize. You may require would require more than that due to you being a bit bigger than I.

Your conditioning also plays a factor. I have found that I burn fewer calories even at the same weight than I used to. This is because my heart has become better conditioned. So a ride that I may have had an average heart rate of 140 before, I may end up with an average of 135 instead, all while covering the same amount of distance at the same average speed. 



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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009, 07:55:59 AM »
The only time that they are VERY accurate is when they take measurements based on your actual heart rate, and use information that you program in like your age and weight.

Everything else is based upon averages.

How many calories you burn has less to do with BMI than just the BM. Generally speaking the larger you are the more calories you need just to sit here and type. To maintain my weight right now it takes about 2200 to 2300 calories with out any excersize. You may require would require more than that due to you being a bit bigger than I.

Your conditioning also plays a factor. I have found that I burn fewer calories even at the same weight than I used to. This is because my heart has become better conditioned. So a ride that I may have had an average heart rate of 140 before, I may end up with an average of 135 instead, all while covering the same amount of distance at the same average speed. 




you should read up on the higher end polar hrm's...they put you through different stress tests etc along with bmi type info so that they aren't guessing at averages like most HRMs

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2009, 08:23:40 AM »
that sure is some fancy stuff you boys use... ;)

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009, 08:50:01 AM »
Never been a mainstream type of equipment user.  Look at the SUUNTO products. It's what I have been using and allows you to pretty much customize it to you.  Weight, height, activity level, training level.  It will even tell you training effect, or how hard you are pushing yourself during exercise.
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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009, 09:18:55 AM »
Never been a mainstream type of equipment user.  Look at the SUUNTO products. It's what I have been using and allows you to pretty much customize it to you.  Weight, height, activity level, training level.  It will even tell you training effect, or how hard you are pushing yourself during exercise.

it was between the SUUNTO and Polar for me this time.  I just like the fact that the Polar uses things like Vo2 max etc..to set my targets and get me a very accurate calorie burn reading. 

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2009, 09:59:20 AM »
I'm with Chisel, pedal till your heart explodes :oIf it don't pedal harder :D

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2009, 10:02:28 AM »
I'm with Chisel, pedal till your heart explodes :oIf it don't pedal harder :D

if you are trying to achieve different goals, you need to know what your body/heart rate is doing.  If you are just out trying to hammer away, you don't need to worry about it.

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2009, 02:14:35 PM »
listen to your heart when it's calling to you...  80's ballad...

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2009, 02:17:57 PM »
I sure miss that ole time rock and roll ;D

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Re: calories burned from exercise
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2009, 02:18:05 PM »
listen to your heart when it's calling to you...  80's ballad...



 

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