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May 27, 2012 3:19 PM
Hi,

Firstly, thanks for all the dev work, and site modding. it is an OUTSTANDING resource and community.

Is it possible to add a field for us to input calories burned during a strength training session please? I wear a HRM and it would be useful to have this information available in my calculations.

Also as a side note is there a reason that the cardio section has goals, where the strength training section does not? is there a way to replicate that code to the strength training section so us non cardio people can use it too.

thanks a lot.

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Jeremy.
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May 27, 2012 3:21 PM
There is a field to input calories for strength training
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May 27, 2012 3:25 PM
Unfortunately, HRM's are useless during strength training since most of the burn comes from increasing your BMR post-workout. You can estimate how much you feel like you burned, unfortunately there is not really a way to gauge it accurately.
May 28, 2012 3:11 AM
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Unfortunately, HRM's are useless during strength training since most of the burn comes from increasing your BMR post-workout. You can estimate how much you feel like you burned, unfortunately there is not really a way to gauge it accurately.


Really, I find mine quite good. I able to keep the HR in a zone, it keeps me on target for rest times, i can measure recovery after exertion, and at the end i can tally the calories burned.
I agree that there is an increase in BMR post strength training, but i want to capture the ACTUAL training portion of the event, then i can log those calories into MFP and have them deducted from the daily calorific intake.
Actually, if i continue to burn calories post workout (even more so, as you say) then the benefit surely is mine.

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  3980781
May 28, 2012 8:22 AM
Yes please need calories from strength

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