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May 24, 2011 12:18 AM
Hi, new to this app, and actually pretty new to exercise and fitness all together. I noticed when i add my sit ups to my daily routine it shows the sets/reps and Weight per repetition.

What does that weight per repetition actually mean when you are doing sit ups?

Any help would be excellent :)
May 24, 2011 12:21 AM
put 0 lol
May 24, 2011 12:27 AM
for sit-ups you would put zero. I know that back when I was weight lifting some of the guys would hold the weights from the barbells while they did the sit-ups, that would be the only way you would need to add weight to sit-ups.
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May 24, 2011 12:27 AM
Yeah i assumed so, thanks guys :)
June 21, 2011 5:36 AM
Ive been looking for the same answer...i believe through some research I did..unless u add weight, it will remain 0. However, when you log push ups weight does matter. Im tryin to get back to my normal weight range 105-110. I currently way 123 (yuck for me n my little bones can take this excess weight...im all boobs n belly right now...i prefer when im all boobs bigsmile ). Anyway, when you do push ups it is 60% of your body weight. To figure this out you divide your weight by 100 and multiply 60. Ill use my weight for example... 123/100=1.23*60=73.8. So when i do one push up I am lifting 73.8 of that weight. Hope this helped. Good luck losing maintaining or gaining!!!!!
Edited by heatherlynnb On June 21, 2011 5:40 AM
October 31, 2012 5:57 PM
I've seen below comments and tried zero and the other comment and worked out it out but how come it doesn't say anything in the excersise box? Or knock off calories !
October 31, 2012 6:30 PM
QUOTE:

Ive been looking for the same answer...i believe through some research I did..unless u add weight, it will remain 0. However, when you log push ups weight does matter. Im tryin to get back to my normal weight range 105-110. I currently way 123 (yuck for me n my little bones can take this excess weight...im all boobs n belly right now...i prefer when im all boobs bigsmile ). Anyway, when you do push ups it is 60% of your body weight. To figure this out you divide your weight by 100 and multiply 60. Ill use my weight for example... 123/100=1.23*60=73.8. So when i do one push up I am lifting 73.8 of that weight. Hope this helped. Good luck losing maintaining or gaining!!!!!


WAT?!?! All bodyweight exercises get logged as 0

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October 31, 2012 6:39 PM
QUOTE:

I've seen below comments and tried zero and the other comment and worked out it out but how come it doesn't say anything in the excersise box? Or knock off calories !

It's kind of weird - you have to log it AGAIN in the cardio section (even if you weren't doing cardio) to get the calories
March 10, 2013 7:10 PM
If I were you I would first log it into the strength so overtime you can keep track of your strength workouts (ie: how many sets, reps, & weight you did so you can challenge yourself in future----increase sets, reps, or weight) Your body adjusts to a given workout in about 3/4 weeks so it is important to change and challenge. The strength section records what you did not what calories you burned. Then go to the cardiovascular section and try to find the strength workout---there you will enter how long you did it for and that will deduct the calories from your intake. I hope that helped.
Edited by heatherlynnb On March 10, 2013 7:11 PM
March 10, 2013 8:13 PM
I am sorry but no it doesn't. Like I mentioned previously, if you are doing a sit-up, than yes, it IS "0" **UNLESS you ADD weight to your sit-ups.
Push-ups are different. because you ARE lifting weight-------your body-weight.
Below I will put a link that will give you a general idea of percentage depending on whether you do a traditional push-up or the ones with your knees bent.
The Question is How much of my body-weight (118 lbs) do I lift doing a push up. If I am lifting approx 60% of my weight (I use 60% as a rough # for my push-ups traditional or bent knee)I need to figure out how much weight 60% is. So i do the equation== 118/100=1.18. 1.18*60= 70.8lbs.

This is quoted directly from the Math section of the link below:

"According to the American College of Sports Medicine, a woman doing traditional push-ups lifts approximately 71 percent of her body weight; a man lifts approximately 77 percent. A woman performing modified push-ups from her knees lifts about 55 percent of her body weight; a man lifts approximately 56 percent. That means a 140-lb. woman doing traditional push-ups lifts about 99 lbs., and in modified push-ups, she lifts 77 lbs. A man who weighs 170 lbs. doing traditional push-ups lifts about 131 lbs.; with modified push-ups, he lifts about 95 lbs."

So if a woman is a 140lbs doing a traditional push-up lifts about 99lbs & in modified she lifts 77lbs.
They figured it out the same way
Traditional: 140/100=1.4 1.4*71= 99.4
Bent Knee: 140/100=1.4 1.4*55= 77

http://www.livestrong.com/article/367350-how-much-weight-is-in-a-push-up/

I hope I explained myself more accurately or that the reference helped you understand
March 10, 2013 8:14 PM
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Edited by heatherlynnb On March 10, 2013 8:16 PM

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