Is their any some what accurate formulas to calculate how many calories you burn while riding a bike or jogging? I figured there has to be some way because so many machines will tell you. Starting this week I have started writing down everything I eat with calorie and fat, totals. It would be nice to see how much I burn through exercise.
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Originally Posted by Cammin4V
It is called the Bodybugg. Most calculators on a bike or treadmill or elliptical are going to be higher than what you really are burning.
really? I thought they were kind of low based on a chart i read...something like 280 cal for riding a bike at 13 mph for 30 min. I ususally ride at 15 mph average for 30 min and it never shows over 250. Not that 30 measley calories is a big deal......I was just mainly curious how accurate they were. I am sure both the chart and the bike are +-%15 or so.
im pretty sure that my caloric burn at 130bpm is going to be completely different than someone who is the same weight but 30+% body fat.
And what cardio shape they are in and what their true maximum heart rate is...
My tested maximum heart rate is over 200 when I was 40. According to the formula I should have a maximum heart of 180 or there about. At 130bpm I could run all day as long as I was taking in calories. For someone else they might be about to experience a heart attack.
I love my heart rate monitor but it sure isn't going to tell me how many calories I'm burning.
But it will tell me when I pushed to hard in a race and I'm about to bonk.