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TOPIC: Zero Calories Burned During Pushups/Crunches?

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September 29, 2011 10:06 AM
When I add either push-ups or crunches to my diary, MFP isn't calculating any calories burned. Granted, I am only able to do 20 push-ups and maybe 30 crunches at a time, but it should be burning something, right?

I am also unsure of what to enter in the "weight per rep" box. What does that mean?
September 29, 2011 10:09 AM
Add it under cardio, as calisthenics.
September 29, 2011 10:09 AM
enter it under calisthenics no strength training
September 29, 2011 10:10 AM
Adding things under strength training doesn't calculate calories. It needs to be under cardio. Do what GymRat said.
September 29, 2011 10:11 AM
Watch the clock and enter minutes, not reps.
September 29, 2011 10:11 AM
It took me forever to realize this.

Tracking my current reps/weights/sets of my workout, even though I'm a giant computer nerd, is just easier on a piece of paper.

Then I enter 'strength training' in the cardio section to add the calories.
September 29, 2011 10:11 AM
If you were holding a weight plate while you were doing your crunches, or wearing wrist weights, etc.. then you could probably count that towards the weight box. However, for crunches most of us don't add extra weight. So I wouldn't worry about putting anything in that box. As far as calculating calories go, another user gave out this website for those times that MFP doesn't. :)
September 29, 2011 10:22 AM
Hmm... that is kind of a pain to figure out, considering I am taking small one minute breaks in between sets. Also, one person might do 10 pushups in a minute, another might do 20 - but I guess that is better than nothing.

hometoast - I am also keeping track of these things on paper. Like you, I am also a computer nerd, but, there are some things that are just plain easier with paper and pencil.

Thanks for the link and answering the second question, Akjenn89.
September 29, 2012 11:51 AM
I am using the 0-100 push-ups App. They recommend 90 sec rests between sets of push-ups. Should the total time be counted, including rests (like in standard circuit training)?

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