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Old 02-02-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default Calories Burned- HRM vs machine

I recently bought a polar heart rate monitor so that I could get a more accurate idea of the calories I burned from exercise. Since the gym has been packed lately, I've been doing a lot of exercises dvds- Tae Bo- at home. I'm averaging about 350 calories burned in a 44 minute tae bo workout.

I took it to the gym for the first time and tried it out on the elliptical/arc trainer machine. I was there for an hour and at the end the machine said I burned 524 calories. I checked my heart rate monitor and -SHOCK- it said I burned 359. That's a huge difference!

I'm really glad I never tried to eat back the calories I burned through exercise or I would have made a huge mess

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Old 02-02-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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I am training for the rest of my life.When is my next 1/2 marathon? Maybe Monday,Wednesday,Saturday?? I don't need a race or another T shirt ... I Run for the "JOY OF RUNNING"
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