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Old 05-21-2012, 09:21 AM   #21
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Re: How many calories do we burn with an average CF workout?

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I've worn a heart rate monitor during a workout and between the warm up, skill work, workout, and cool down I had burned around 600 cals.

I'm 22, 6'4", 195#. I don't remember the workout, but it was around 15min-20min in duration. Just for reference.
HR monitors tend to massively overestimate calorie burn. If you want a fairly accurate estimate of calorie burn, you can use a bodybugg.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:40 AM   #22
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This. EPOC is massively overplayed and typically measured as a % of the kcals burned during workouts. Even a 40-50% EPOC on a 20 minute workout is nothing - you're talking an extra 80-100kcals.
There is more going on than EPOC, like tissue repair and synthesis however that part hasn't been fully quantified yet. But like you say even if it's 50% of the session itself, it's not a big number.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:52 AM   #23
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HR monitors tend to massively overestimate calorie burn. If you want a fairly accurate estimate of calorie burn, you can use a bodybugg.
Is there a way to calculate calories burned if one knows their average heart rate for a certain duration of exercise? For example, if I went mountain biking for an hour and my average heart rate was 175, could I calculate calories burned from this information? I'm 25yo 5'11 175lbs. 14%BF.
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:16 AM   #24
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Is there a way to calculate calories burned if one knows their average heart rate for a certain duration of exercise?
is it possible? Yes. That's how heart rate monitors do it. Is it accurate? Not really. Calories are burned (mostly) by your muscles, not your heart.

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Old 06-22-2012, 09:07 AM   #25
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Is there a way to calculate calories burned if one knows their average heart rate for a certain duration of exercise? For example, if I went mountain biking for an hour and my average heart rate was 175, could I calculate calories burned from this information? I'm 25yo 5'11 175lbs. 14%BF.
Buy a BodyBugg and use it for a month or so. Then, sell it after you've figured out how many calories you burn during different activities. The BodyBugg isn't accurate during bike riding though.
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