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HOLISTICDETOXER SparkPoints: (32,314)
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5/30/12 6:30 P

"so basically we are burning a lot more calories than it says we are when we track our cardio and it actually tells us our cals. burned"

The calorie tracker is pretty accurate for calories burned through cardio.

If you also do strength training, it is possible that you are burning more calories than you have entered in your cardio tracker. But it's likely that you're not burning many more (unless you're training for the Olympics or something), which is why we think of them as "bonus" calories that don't affect our recommended nutrition ranges.

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5/30/12 4:12 A

well that makes sense! :) thank you. so basically we are burning a lot more calories than it says we are when we track our cardio and it actually tells us our cals. burned?

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5/29/12 10:35 P

In short, because there's no way to accurately estimate calorie burn during strength training. Here's the full explanation: www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
rts.asp?q=49


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5/29/12 8:58 P

I am wondering why when I do the strength training exercises that I am scheduled for, when I'm finished it doesn't tell me how many calories I've burned.
If anyone can help that'd be awesome! Thanks!



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