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 GRAVELRIDGEBOY SparkPoints: (36,875) Fitness Minutes: (52,531) Posts: 492 10/24/12 2:02 A I think of it as one dumbbell, it makes me feel weaker so I have to workout more. I am not trying to put myself down but to motivate myself. If I thought of my dumbbells as 50lbs (instead of 25lbs each) then I might slack off... If that makes any sense...lol
 KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787 10/19/12 11:49 A After some thought I'm gonna keep doing what I've been lately; marking down the individual dumbbell weight. 10x25 is really 10 reps with two 25lb dumbbells
 DGYOUNG1 Posts: 120 10/19/12 11:14 A I usually write the total pounds. Never really thought about doing it one way or the other, I just started doing it that way.
 JADOMB SparkPoints: (134,622) Fitness Minutes: (68,349) Posts: 1,708 10/19/12 8:35 A Actually, I don't think it does as far as weight. It seems to go more by the time. So if I put in lifting 100 lbs for 2 minutes, I "THINK" it calculates the same calorie burn as 200 lbs for 2 minutes. But if I put in 100 lbs for 3 minutes it would go a bit higher. I noticed when I was inputting that most weight exercises are given about 2 to 3 calories per minute.
 WARMSTRONG2 SparkPoints: (422,594) Fitness Minutes: (148,277) Posts: 15,441 10/19/12 5:12 A This s an interesting discussion. Does the way you enter the exercise effect how it make a how spark people calculates the entry?
 GRACEFULIFE Posts: 1,705 10/18/12 1:28 P If it's a single dumbbell exercise I wrote it normally, like one-arm rows 10x75. If it's a double dumbbell exercise I interject an extra "2x", like incline presses 8x(2x150). However I'd pretty much not design a program with dumbbell moves anymore. Much more satisfying and effective to write squats 20x500.
 JADOMB SparkPoints: (134,622) Fitness Minutes: (68,349) Posts: 1,708 10/16/12 1:39 P When it says dumbbell, I put the individual weight since just because some exercises use two dumbbells at a time, most don't. So if I am doing a one armed curl with a dumbbell at 25#, it would be incorrect using 50# just because two armed curls add up to that. I'm pretty sure they calculate per arm.
 KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787 10/16/12 10:05 A Maybe that's it, the math involved was too complicated so the weight of a single dumbbell just made more sense. Thanks!
 PCONN5 SparkPoints: (0) Fitness Minutes: (333) Posts: 7 10/16/12 8:38 A When I write mine down I write the single dumbbell and reps. I just think it's less confusing that way.
 BREWMASTERBILL SparkPoints: (31,088) Fitness Minutes: (12,713) Posts: 4,114 10/16/12 8:37 A I use the weight of a single dumbbell.
 KJFITNESSDUDE Posts: 15,787 10/16/12 6:22 A I was looking over my weightlifting notes and realized that at some point in time I stopped writing the overall weight and started just writing down the weight of a single dumbbell. Before I'd write 10 reps x 50lbs (I was using two 25lb dumbbells) Now I write 10 reps x 25lbs (but that's the dumbbells I use so the overall weight is 50#) How do you write down poundage for dumbbell exercises?
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