Group Forum: Logging Activity--How do you log calisthenics and weight lifting?

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Joined: Jul 13
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Posted: 22 Oct 2013, 08:56
Hi all!

I'm new to the group, but an off and on user of FS for a while.

I want to see how you guys record calisthenics like pushups or pull ups or bicep curls, etc.

I do them in sets, and there is some resting. I am making a huge effort in my sets (even though i can only do like 10 knee pushups at a time and only about 6 assisted pull ups, etc), and my heart rate stays pretty elevated.

I kind of consider this to be high-intensity intervals because of the rests (30 seconds to a minute) between some sets and exercises, but I am not sure how to record this so that it is accurate on the journal.

I spent a total of 40 min at the gym this morning, including stretching and a 2.5 min warm-up row.

I decided that 40 minutes of "heavy calisthenics" was not honest, so instead I put 25 min of heavy calisthenics and 10 minutes of health club conditioning to account for the rowing and other things I did briefly during that time that might have been less intense. That's 35 minutes of movement and 5 minutes of nothing, which is probably fair considering the rests.

What do you think? Is this a good estimate? I don't want to over estimate my calories burned and mess up my over all stats.
Kathy Vanish

Joined: Dec 12
Posts: 1,057

Posted: 24 Oct 2013, 21:15
If you want an accurate calories count why not invest in a calorie counter? The one I have is also a watch and you just wear it while you exercise and it calculates based on your heart rate. I have also seen them where you wear them around your arm.
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