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jenifr4 jenifr4
Mon, Jan 3, 2011 17:01
accuracy of calories burned
I am having some difficulty tracking the number of calories burned. Today, I used the elliptical machine for 35 minutes and after entering my weight and age, was told that I burned 365 calories. However, when I entered my workout information onto the workout tracker on this site, it said I only burned 297. How can I tell which information is right?

maaoow maaoow
Mon, Jan 3, 2011 21:01
I've had the same problem, I go by how the machine is programmed because it seems on this site most the workouts are entered by members and I don't know how accurate people can be.

ChristRan ChristRan
Tue, Jan 4, 2011 13:01
re: accuracy of calories burned
neither the FitClick tracker nor the machines you use at the gym are 100% accurate. everyone's body is different, which means we all burn calories at different rates, regardless of the info (weight/age) you enter into the machine before starting your workout. if you'd like a real "guesstimate" as to how many calories you're actually burning, then it's probably somewhere between the machine's reading and that of the FitClick workout tracker. i tend to side with FitClick's calories burned estimates as i find most machines over-estimate how many calories you burned. i find that gives you a false sense of your progress whereas the FitClick numbers give me a much more realistic reading of what i did for the day.

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