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- How do I add an exercise to my diary?
- How do I delete an exercise diary item?
- What is the Most Used exercises list?
- How do I add an exercise to the Most Used list?
- The exercise I want to add to my diary is not in your database. How do I create my own exercise?
- The calories burned number shown on my machine at the gym doesn’t match what MyFitnessPal is estimating. What should I do?
- Doesn't strength training burn calories? Why don't you show any calories burned for strength training?
- I made a mistake when entering a personal exercise. How can I edit or delete a exercise I've created?
- Can I add exercise notes to my diary?
- Is there any way to email or export my exercise diary?
- My favorite exercise is not in the database.
- What is the "Calorie Adjustment" in my exercise diary?
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- Press the “Add to Diary” button from your “Home” screen OR go to “My Diary” and press the “Add” button in the upper right hand corner.
- Choose either “Cardiovascular” or “Strength” depending on what type of exercise you would like to add.
- Type in the name of the exercise you’d like to add into the search box and press the “Search” button. After you’ve added an exercise to your diary, you may see it in your “Most Used” items list. This will make it easier for you to add exercises that you perform often later on.
- After you press “Search”, you’ll be shown a list of exercises in our database that match your search. Press on the item you’d like to add and you should see a screen with more details about that particular exercise.
- Change the number of minutes you exercised or the number of sets, reps and weight for a strength exercise. When you’re finished press “Add” in the upper right hand corner.
How do I add an exercise to my diary?
Adding an exercise to your diary is similar to adding a food. Just take the following steps:
That’s it. Your exercise should be logged in your diary.
How do I delete an exercise diary item?
To delete a food or exercise item from your Diary, first tap the on-screen "Edit" button.
Each item in your Diary will reveal a red minus sign to its left. Tap the minus sign, then tap the "Delete" button when it appears.
When you are finished deleting items, tap the "Done" button where the "Edit" button originally was.
As a shortcut, you may swipe your finger horizontally across a Diary item to reveal the "Delete" button, without having to enter "Edit" mode.
What is the Most Used exercises list?
Most of us tend to perform the same exercises in our workout routines. MyFitnessPal takes advantage of that to make logging your workouts easier.
As you log what exercises you've performed, MyFitnessPal remembers what you like to do in your "Most Used" exercises list. You can then add any items from that list by selecting that exercise and tapping the “Add” button on the exercise details screen.
How do I add an exercise to the Most Used list?
Exercises are added to your Most Frequently Used Items list automatically based on how often you add them to your diary. As you add items to your diary, they will appear on your list if you add them frequently enough. There isn't anything special that you need to do to make an item appear on the list.
The exercise I want to add to my diary is not in your database. How do I create my own exercise?
It's easy to add a personal exercise to your database. Just tap on "Add to Diary" and choose the type of exercise you'd like to add. Next, press on "Create a New Exercise" at the bottom of the search screen. You'll be taken to a screen where you can describe the exercise you'd like to add. Once you're finished entering in your data, just tap the "Done" button.
To add your new exercise to your diary, just search for it like any other exercise or select it from the list “My Exercises” during the add to diary process. For a search example, if the exercise you created was called "leg lifts", you could just search for "leg lifts." Your exercise will appear in the search results, and you can add it to your log like any other exercise in our database.
The calories burned number shown on my machine at the gym doesn’t match what MyFitnessPal is estimating. What should I do?
If you know exactly how many calories you burned from a machine at the gym, you can manually enter that number into your diary. Just search for the exercise in our database, select it from the search results, and type in the exact number of calories you burned in the "Calories Burned" box to the right. That number will be saved in your diary.
Doesn't strength training burn calories? Why don't you show any calories burned for strength training?
Estimating the calories burned from strength training is very difficult because it depends on a variety of factors: how much weight you lifted per repetition, how vigorously you performed that exercise, how much rest you took between sets, etc. Because of this, we do not automatically calculate how many calories you burned from strength training exercises.
However, if you'd like, you can add "Strength training" as a cardio exercise to get a rough estimate of how many calories you burned. Please be aware though that this is definitely a rough estimate and can be fairly inaccurate.
I made a mistake when entering a personal exercise. How can I edit or delete a exercise I've created?
To edit or delete a personal exercise, navigate to the “More” section using the section tabs, then select “Edit Foods & Exercises” and “My Exercises”. This should bring up a list of all your personal exercises. Find the exercise you'd like to edit or delete, then select that item from the list. This should bring up details on the exercise you want to edit. You can edit the exercise details and just press “Save” to update. If you want to delete a personal exercise, just press the red button next to the exercise on the “My Exercises” list.
Can I add exercise notes to my diary?
Yes, you can. When adding to your diary, below the row for "Water" you'll see two notes areas — one for food and one for exercise. Select either of those rows and you'll be taken to a screen where you can record whatever notes you'd like on your diary. You can use this area to how you felt that day, or to track vitamins and supplements, or anything else you'd like to remember. All notes will, of course, also be synced to our website so you can access them online and vice versa.
Is there any way to email or export my exercise diary?
You can print and share your diary using the web version of MyFitnessPal at http://www.myfitnesspal.com. We have not yet incorporated these features into mobile apps, but may do so with a future update.
My favorite exercise is not in the database.
Our cardio exercise database is always undergoing revision. Currently most of the entries are for standard exercises whose calories are easily calculated with the right personal data such as your weight.
Many popular exercise routines consist of complex series of movements, so the calories burned vary greatly for each individual.
Popular requests that we are already considering adding are:
and several others.
We hope to add these items at some point in the future, when we have determined the best way to calculate the calories burned.
In the meantime if you roughly know how many calories you are burning via a heart rate monitor, etc., then you can add the exercise in yourself. Just go to "cardiovascular" and then "create new exercise". This will be for your personal database and not the main database.
Or for a "rough" estimate, you could also try substituting something similar like a dance class or yoga practice already in our database.
What is the "Calorie Adjustment" in my exercise diary?
When the data reported by your activity tracking device or app shows that your tracker's daily calorie prediction and your estimated daily calories from your MyFitnessPal account are different, we'll adjust your Net Calorie goal accordingly. The "Calorie Adjustment" represents the additional calories you have burned, above and beyond our original estimate. You may also see a negative adjustment if your activity level suggests you are less active than our MyFitnessPal estimate. Because the adjustment value is recalculated every time your tracker uploads new data, you should expect this value to change over the course of the day.
By default, MyFitnessPal will show you only positive calorie adjustments. To permit negative adjustments, log in to the full MyFitnessPal site at http://www.myfitnesspal.com and click "My Home" then "Settings" then "Diary Settings." Check the box for "Enable Negative Adjustments" then click "Save Changes."
If you are typically unable to sync your device until late in the day, you may wish to leave negative adjustments "off."