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May 15, 2012 7:30 AM
Can someone explain why the calories burned are not counted under the strength training tab? I have to group all the excercises under the cardio tab for the calories to count. Can it be possible to separate the two please?
I would like to know the difference in calories I burn when using different weights and when I change the amount of reps..
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May 15, 2012 7:35 AM
I hope someon answers, I do a lot of strength training, and I know it is burning a lot of calories, but it's only calculating me burning 200-400 a day.
May 15, 2012 7:59 AM
Yes, an aswer for this would be good. I have an app that suggests I used up 600+ calories the other day but unless I'm doing cardio myfitness won't count it.
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May 15, 2012 2:50 PM
Was just about to post the same question..help please!
May 15, 2012 2:58 PM
http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/91-doesn-t-strength-training-burn-calories-why-don-t-you-show-any-calories-burned-for-strength-training

Available under HELP in the line with username and logout link. Pick platform and search "strength training calories" leads you to that FAQ response linked above
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May 16, 2012 10:27 AM
Thanks Pandorian, I should have looked there....

But it still is not helpful, since the calories that they give are not accurate. They can find some way to calculate the calories burned by using all the factors that they ask for anyway(i.e. weight used, reps, and my actual weight) so even the estimate does not help... But at least I know now a reason as to why they do not do it, but that does not mean that they can not work on it.
May 16, 2012 12:53 PM
It'll always be a guess, to an extent, unless you work out in a sports university lab. I've found runtastic good for calories burnt. Otherwise you have to sit down with a calculator and work out the energy expenditure per rep involving mass moved (including me for whole body things) and so on.

I just started putting my exercises down as "hard circuit training" or somesuch; it made my graphs of calories in and used much prettier to look at!
Edited by Maverick60 On May 16, 2012 12:54 PM
May 16, 2012 1:04 PM
I would love to see calories burned too on the strength training!
September 26, 2012 12:44 PM
I used this website to find my RMR --> http://www.shapesense.com/fitness-exercise/calculators/resting-metabolic-rate-calculator.aspx, then I used the formula from this website --> http://www.livestrong.com/article/76934-calories-burned-lifting-weights/, and took a guesstimate between 3 METs for moderate and 6 for vigorous workout and was able to calculate my calorie burn per hour. Not perfect, but it's probably not to far off either.

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