Quick question about definition of "high intensity"

previous topic · next topic
Daizeys

Joined: Feb 12
Posts: 1

      quote  
Posted: 01 Feb 2013, 15:49
I've read several places that keeping your heart rate at 70-80% of your max is considered high intensity; but it seems most calculators use the "breath test" i.e. - medium intensity = you can talk during work out...and high intensity = you are sucking wind. Which do you use and why? This makes a lot of difference when you figure calories burned in a work out because if you can talk, it's medium intensity even if your heart rate is 70-80%; I just don't get it. Smile
erika2633

Joined: Nov 11
Posts: 804

      quote  
Posted: 01 Feb 2013, 17:34
Are you talking about which option to use on the FS exercise options? I use my heart rate monitor to tell me how many calories I've burned, and then I select "other" and enter it manually. Many members have discussed that the exercise options frequently overestimate calorie burn by a long shot, so if you're going to use them, I would 'underestimate' the intensity to get a more realistic calorie burn.


Someone who is busier than you is working out right now.
There will come a day when you can no longer do this. Today is not that day.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

can someone tell me about the turbo carb cycling
I googled it and found this: http://chrispowell.com/turbo-c... and http://lbtk.wordpress.com/2013...
by LMS1230 on 28 Aug 14 09:14 PM
new to myfatsecret
Take care of your health and that soon to be beautiful babies health first! think of weight loss as a plus to healthy living. Eat healthy = lose weight! and do the best you can for both of you, trust ...
by mummydee on 28 Aug 14 08:36 PM
Weird
ok thank you :)
by LMS1230 on 28 Aug 14 07:39 PM
Sharing for Comments and Thoughts
Promise the candy, serve the strained peas.... To me it is kind of a metaphor for marriage, but that's just me.....
by eddie1261 on 28 Aug 14 05:08 PM
food diary acting up?!!
ketojane wrote: What a relief to find that this has happened to others. It's an annoyance to have to change the calendar every day or to find that entries have disappeared. Exactly!
by sjdallas on 28 Aug 14 03:57 PM