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TOPIC: Jillian Michaels' No More Trouble Zones - what to log this a

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May 22, 2011 9:12 AM

If you do this workout what do you log it as - cardio or strength? Obviously the focus is on strength but she also talks about keeping the heart rate up and burning fat - and I don't want this to count as zero calories!
May 22, 2011 9:15 AM
I wear a HRM and log ALL exercise as cardio. If you're getting your heart rate up and maintaining it, it counts.
May 22, 2011 9:21 AM
Thanks. I don't have a HRM but pretty sure my heart was pounding and was sweating so think it counts as cardio!
May 22, 2011 9:23 AM
When I did not have a hrm I logged her workouts under the cardio section and chose circuit trainingbigsmile
May 22, 2011 9:24 AM
bump to check in later since this might be what i do today
May 22, 2011 9:25 AM

I wear a HRM and log ALL exercise as cardio. If you're getting your heart rate up and maintaining it, it counts.

this is what I do with my Jillian workout. High intensity with intervals of cardio and stregnth.
May 22, 2011 9:25 AM
Ohh I log as circuit training general - she mentions that the way she combines exercises is for maximum calorie burn - so I log it as circuit - given the effort I excert I even think it underestimates the calories!
May 22, 2011 9:28 AM
Circuit training for all her workouts :)
May 22, 2011 9:32 AM
OOH that's interesting - had been logging 30DS and Banish Fat Boost Metabolism as "aerobics" - but just seen that "circuit training" has a higher calorie count!
November 9, 2011 9:21 PM
I log it as weight training of 50 minutes, and it only records as 230 calorie burnt . I think you cheat yourself if you log it as circuit training or cardio, because it is really a complex weight training. The circuit training shows very high calorie on MFP because it is referring to cardio/ strength type of circuit.
If you do eat back your exercise calorie, do not log it as a circuit, because you going to overeat and mess up your weight loss.
If you do not eat back your exercise calories, then it is totally irrelevant how you log it anyway.

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