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April 23, 2013 2:24 AM
Hey guys looking for abit of advice, ive been exercising for an a hour a night my exercise bike tells me that i have burnt 280 calories but the same work out on my fitness pal is 550 which one do you guys think i should log?? thanks for the help guys
  39330628
April 23, 2013 2:26 AM
I have the same problem and I think we should both buy a HRM.
  27090060
April 23, 2013 2:29 AM
Always go with the lower figure; it's always better to under estimate than over estimate.

MFP is 'very generous' with its calorie burn figures as a rule!

Perhaps a HRM would help?
  4090321
April 23, 2013 2:30 AM
Get a HRM, It's the best thing i've ever done, MFP was estimating a 45 min spin class as 540 calories for me where infact i do about 750cals on average. and up to over 950 cals in 60 mins (compared to their 690 cals)
April 23, 2013 2:34 AM
Neither. Just find a good daily calorie goal and stick to it.
April 23, 2013 2:35 AM
I have the same trouble with a pedometer - I've been trying to walk as much as possible as I haven't been able to do gym stuff due to a broken arm (roll on mid May, when I should be able to get back to the gym)..... the pedometer registers a lower calorie count than MFP ...

PS - any HRM recommendations?
  35321334
April 23, 2013 2:38 AM
Get a good model HRM which gives you calorie burn.
  852750
April 23, 2013 2:38 AM
Had the same problems, got a HRM and love it. I usually do not eat my exercise calories back, but I still like to log them on here. I personally use the Polar FT4 which is a nice HRM, easy to use and most important has a chest strap, which you need for more accuracy. I think you can get them for around $89(USD) on line.
Edited by hjy319 On April 23, 2013 2:39 AM
  3290000
April 23, 2013 2:39 AM
I use a stationary bike a lot, and I always go with the lower number. MFP gives way too many calories for the bike ride. noway
  30380515
April 23, 2013 2:39 AM
QUOTE:

Always go with the lower figure; it's always better to under estimate than over estimate.

MFP is 'very generous' with its calorie burn figures as a rule!

Perhaps a HRM would help?


^^^ This
  9699395
April 23, 2013 2:41 AM
QUOTE:

PS - any HRM recommendations?


I have a Polar FT60 as it keeps a record of all my workouts here are different levels and prices but polar is great as it connects to a number of cario machines in the gym
April 23, 2013 2:42 AM
I agree I always go with the lower figure.......does the bike account for your weight?
April 23, 2013 4:23 AM
thanks for all the comments guys hrm looks like the best option but for now ill stick to the lower figure thanks
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