Elliptical machine and calories burned

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Lollapot

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Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 05:45
Anyone using the orbitrek, and if you do, is it good or not, because I'm using it from time to time but I cant tell if its really working or not???
funkright

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Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 14:09
the calorie calculators built into any machine are optomistic Very Happy at best.. you really should be using a HRM (heart rate monitor w/ strap) that takes into consideration gender, weight, activity level, etc.. This will give you a much more accurate measure of what calories you actually burnt. I've found that most machines are off by 25-35%, so if it says 500 on the machine it's probably 350-375 in 'real life' Rolling Eyes
Giant1

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Posted: 23 Nov 2011, 15:55
I weigh 251 and have 11.5%body fat I train on a precor elliptica on level 12 to 14 and I burn just over 1000 cal an hour the speed is what will kick up the calories I vary my heart rate in 2 minute intervals for the first 30 minutes using the monitor on the elliptical I go from %65 to %85 of my max heart rate og 170. I'm a month short of 57 years old. I also ride my bicycle several days a weak for 2 to 4 hours and burn between 2000 and 4000 calories per ride. I also weight train 4 days a week for 1 hour maybe a bit more. I eat 3800 to 4400 calories per day over training is a valid concern an it takes many years of training to get to levels like mine.



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