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BREWMASTERBILL
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4/11/12 7:19 P

Awesome. Keep us posted.



OUTDOORSELI
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4/11/12 4:49 P

I still haven't gotten a heart rate monitor.

I have shopped for them though.

There have been a couple emergencies come up lately, and I just haven't been able to make the purchase yet.

I still think I will be able too shortly.



BREWMASTERBILL
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4/11/12 8:31 A

Curious, did you ever get that heart rate monitor? What did you think? How much did I say you burned during a weed session?



BETHARDS
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4/8/12 5:46 A

Funny replies guys.



TURTLESDOVE
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4/4/12 4:34 P

I mowed the grass with a push mower yesterday for an hour and a half and boy was I exhausted.



MIKEYCO
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4/4/12 3:40 P

I found this website the other day. It has a lot of different calories burned calculators, including weeding. www.fitday.com/webfit/burned/calories_burn
ed_Weeding_cultivating_garden.html




GRAVELRIDGEBOY
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4/3/12 6:11 P

I have the Polar FT7 also and I like it.



BREWMASTERBILL
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4/3/12 5:10 P

I've been using a Polar for years. Mine is no longer made, but I believe this model replaced it.

www.google.com/products/catalog?rlz=1C1CHM
O_enUS476US476&q=polar+ft7&um=1&ie=UTF
-8&tbm=shop&cid=13468510093223820073&s
a=X&ei=A2d7T-fMKNSJtweEttivCA&ved=0CIg
BEPMCMAI


I think they're all pretty comparable from a pure monitoring standpoint, but many have additional bells and whistles. Just make sure to get one WITH a chest strap for accuracy.



OUTDOORSELI
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4/3/12 4:56 P

I don't think I'll deny myself the enjoyment of getting to count the calories from cutting the weeds. This time around I spent a total of eight hours cutting this time around. I start at the edge of daylight in the mornings, and within ten minutes I'm pouring the sweat. So, it's probably a little different than what others are imagining.

The first cut of the season is a little tougher seems like, but from here on it'll still take about six hours of cutting to get the job done.

Anyway... can anyone recommend a good heart monitor? I've never even shopped for them, so I don't know what's out there. I actually doubt I can find much in the area I am an, it's so rural. The only thing I've seen is a watch type at the local Wal-Mart, and it barely fit.

What I'll probably wind up having to do is order off the internet from somewhere. So it'll help a lot to know what I'm looking for beforehand.



MACGRAW
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4/3/12 3:39 P

Working in the yard vs. sitting on the couch watching TV. There are more calories burned by being active and working in the yard. I have a big yard that requires an hour of trimming up around the beds and I am more tired doing that than running for an hour so it has to be burning a good amount of calories. I don't worry so much on how many but I know that I'm in much better shape this time of year doing yard work and my normal workout.



IVYXXO
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4/3/12 1:59 A

30 minutes: 159.53



BIISHO
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4/2/12 10:24 A

I don't know, I only found this:
www.fitday.com/webfit/burned/calories_burn
ed_Mowing_lawn_general.html


Calories for mowing lawn... I guess it's kind of the same :S idk



BREWMASTERBILL
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4/1/12 6:16 P

I suppose it's a matter of personal preference, but I never log chores around the house. It's not really exercise. Sure there is a calorie burn, but I did lots of chores while getting fat.

But like GRAVELRIDGEBOY said, there is a high degree of variability. Your burn during weed cutting could be higher than mine, so the only way to even come close to estimating is to wear a heart rate monitor.



GRAVELRIDGEBOY
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4/1/12 4:51 P

I go out cutting weeds all the time, I do not feel it is the work making me sweat but the heat of the sun doing it. That is why I said to get a monitor to find out for sure...we may be talking about different weeds...lol



OUTDOORSELI
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3/31/12 7:22 A

Comparing cutting weeds to being the same as getting dressed is a terrible analogy.

Getting dressed doesn't get my heart thumping, or cause me to poor the sweat, unless I happen to walk by a mirror and see how hot I am, but that's something different.



GRAVELRIDGEBOY
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3/31/12 2:57 A

To be honest I would not think cutting weeds with a weed-eater is much of a calorie burner, that is like counting the calories you burn getting dressed. But if you really want to know then you would need to get a heart rate monitor with a calorie counter and figure it out from there...



OUTDOORSELI
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3/30/12 6:43 P

Sorry if this is a repost. I tried my hand at searching the message boards, but I've never been all that good at it.

How would I calculate the number of calories burned cutting weeds using a gas powered weed eater?

I'm not getting much of a leg work out, there isn't a great deal of walking with it I suppose. There is a lot of upper body movement, it does get my heart rate up, and definitely work up a sweat with it. It's all on a hill side, so even though it's not a great deal of walking, it's all up and down, and back again.

All in all, it takes about six hours total to finish the cutting, about two hours a day spread out over three days in the evenings after work.

I just don't know how I'd calculate the calories burned. I haven't been able to find a good example to use by searching the internet. Maybe I'm just looking up the wrong things.

So, any one with any ideas?



 
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