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November 11, 2013 7:48 PM
When I do the elliptical for 30 minutes mfp says I burn like 700 calories. Is this true ? I am 5'7 and weigh 326lbs
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November 11, 2013 8:11 PM
I burned 286 in 17 minutes yesterday and 342 in 22 minutes tonight on the elliptical. Those readings are from my Polar FT7 heart rate monitor. I'm a 6'2.5" 290lb male.

I would say MFP is estimating a bit high, but it doesn't factor in the difficulty level that the machine is set to either.
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November 11, 2013 8:19 PM
Normally with no resistance in one hour I burn 580 per the elliptical and 545 per my hear rate monitor. I am 5'7" 130lbs. I lost 40lbs over the past year and I used the elliptical and weight lifting. If you stick to it, you will see results!
November 11, 2013 8:45 PM
I think the estimate is a bit high, but I try to not eat back all the calories I "earn" from the eliptical.
November 11, 2013 8:47 PM
QUOTE:

When I do the elliptical for 30 minutes mfp says I burn like 700 calories. Is this true ? I am 5'7 and weigh 326lbs


Well that depends. Are you an elite athlete?
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November 11, 2013 9:04 PM
that is totally wrong. its hard to say how much you really burn unless you have a HRM. get one. they're amazing. my elliptical was overestimating my calories by 30. And with resistance and 30 minutes I'll burnt 280
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November 11, 2013 9:10 PM
No
  52767384
November 11, 2013 9:10 PM
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that is totally wrong. its hard to say how much you really burn unless you have a HRM. get one. they're amazing. my elliptical was overestimating my calories by 30. And with resistance and 30 minutes I'll burnt 280


Are they really expensive ?
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