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June 8, 2012 7:58 AM
Where can I find the database for strength training? I'd like to input my weight lifting that I did today but can't find the database. I see that I can put in the name of the exercise I did, but I can't remember the names off all the exercises I did. If I see it on the database, then I can probably figure it out.

Thanks,
Ana
June 8, 2012 8:50 AM
Kind of in the same boat there... I've wanted to put in my strength training but can't remember everything I did. :)
June 9, 2012 5:02 PM
Hi,

The strength training database is not currently browsable in a list view, it is only searchable by terms you enter.

We'll definitely consider making the list browsable in a future update.

in the meantime, most trainers would highly recommend making a paper journal of your workouts as you perform them, for motivational purposes, so that you can record your weight and reps accurately and try to achieve more in the next workout. This would also make your data entry on MyFitnessPal easier, as the evidence would be there in black and white.
June 13, 2012 5:43 PM
Thank you for the reply Steven, I appreciate it!

Anna
June 13, 2012 7:09 PM
This is available on the MFP mobile app... didn't realize until you mentioned it that you can't view a list of all strength training exercises on the actual webpage. Strange. Anywho, if you use the mobile app go to ADD ENTRY > STRENGTH > BROWSE ALL
  1885709
June 13, 2012 7:27 PM
Another example of extra functionality via the apps that just plum isn't there in the website as it exists...
apparently the site and apps are supposed to compliment each other but it's annoying KNOWING there are features making it easier to use that I'd have to buy a smart-phone for. Which I don't intend to do for the sake of an app.
  3335912
June 13, 2012 7:48 PM
I carry a notebook with me. I write down the exercises based on what the machine's name is, and go from there. I do have a problem though because I cannot figure out calorie burn for the machines. In addition, in between each machine work, there are step ups to do. Ten machines, 10 sets of stepups. usually do about 20 step ups a time. I also write down the weight and reps for the machines. The bikes have the calories used right on the machine, though I am not sure how accurate that is, expecially when you do interval training, as I do. I do have a "Fitbit" which records steps, miles, and calories burned. However, the calories it says you burn are the TOTAL for the day, so you still have to figure out how much the rest of it is. Not sure how accurate this database is, either, since I think calories burned depends on your general condition. Muscle burns more calories than fat, but then you get caught up inthe BMI and stuff, and I wonder what happened to all the math I took in school!
June 14, 2012 9:36 AM
is there a reason the strength training doesn't show calories burned for each exercise?
June 14, 2012 9:40 AM
There is...

http://www.myfitnesspal.com/help/faq/91-doesn-t-strength-training-burn-calories-why-don-t-you-show-any-calories-burned-for-strength-training

to get calories for strength training
exercise > cardio > add exercise > search "strength training"
to track your progress with your strength over time
exercise > strength training > add exercise track the weight, reps and sets and you can see changes as time passes.
  3335912
June 16, 2012 6:21 PM
QUOTE:

This is available on the MFP mobile app... didn't realize until you mentioned it that you can't view a list of all strength training exercises on the actual webpage. Strange. Anywho, if you use the mobile app go to ADD ENTRY > STRENGTH > BROWSE ALL


And... Mallorielynn gets the prize for teaching me something about the mobile app I never knew!

Not, err, that there's really a "prize" per se.

Just my appreciation. smile

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