When I calculate my calories burned via SP or most other sites the feedback I get is that my typical hour on the elliptical machine burns a TON of calories - about 800/hour!
This does sound suspiciously high, but hey, I AM 80 lbs overweight and even though those calculators don't take into account how hard you're working on the elliptical, I DO bust my ass on it.
Today I found a different type of calculator that uses your average heart rate during your exercise, which for me, since I typically exercise at 80-85% of my max heart rate, it says my calories burned are only 586-663/hour......a lot less than 800 :(
Here is a link. www.shapesense.com/fitness-exercise/calcul
Does anyone know more about these calulators? I seriously am at a loss and have no clue how to properly calculate my workouts now. Please help! :)