It's really hard to estimate. Too many factors. I would just take that value and run with it. it's a reasonable esimate. You could try a heart rate monitor if you have one.What would be the best way to track calories burnt during weight workouts? I currently use MyFitnessPal to track my calories and the only way to put them in there is a weights section which shows 60 minutes of weights at around 250 calories. Bearing in mind that that 60 minutes includes rest time.
Cheers guys. Ill probably just stick to recording cardio in there which I usually enter in Endmondo and that syncs to MFP.
Another question now. Whats the best way to avoid sore kness that I seem to get with the leg press? Over the few weeks I've gone from around 70kg to 85kg. The 85kg isn't too bad for my legs, I can now manage 3 x 10 at that weight but I've noticed that my knees feel sore the next day. I have had a week and a half off due a cold but I felt this happening before that and didn't think much of it.
Don't want to take it too far and damage something. Doing other exercises like Leg Extension/Curl feels fine.
yeah, I got that a few months back when i was doing lots of leg presses - it was really painful (was hard to even kneel down on it) and after googling it - seemed like it could be permanent.. but I stopped doing leg exercises for a few weeks and the pain went away luckily...if you really did want to try and track it I would say 300 cals an hour would be a good estimate. I've seen averages like that posted and my Ki-Fit data suggests the same. maybe up it to 350 on a heavy leg day. I think a lot of people overestimate burn when try to track, couple that with the fact most underestimate calories and its easy to end up on the wrong side of the equation
Like I said, for fat loss I now pick a target I know is on the low side say 1800-1900 cals (when I burn approx 2700), that then has a built in error factor if I overestimate my intake by a few hundred. I'll still be in a decent deficit - and allows me to grab a treat if I'm really needing it
Is the pain right in the knee joints, like a warmth ? A friend and I get that when we overdo it on legs (and after a long i.e 100 mile cycle) Doc says its age related and the cartilage Been told not to overdo it and megadose the fish oil. I'm a bit older so do about 8g of fish oil a day anyway for joint health
Personally I wouldn't push it too hard if its hurting, Your body is giving you feedback. Maybe increase the weight a little slower until your body adapts
Nearly 4lb a week! he must be in the gym 24/7 haha.Great article worth reading here:
Steroids vs Natural: The Muscle Building Effects Of Steroid Use
Inspired to read it after learning that Mark Wahlberg gain 47lb of mainly muscle in 12 weeks for pain & gain, putting it down to diet and training - yeh right!