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    Hi,

    At the gym when the treadmill says you have used x amount of calories is that accurate?

    Also with the heart rate on there is that accurate? Should you be looking at the heart rate going up and if so how much should it be to have any benefit>
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    Think it should be an average of how many calories you should be burning at a pace. The heart rate monitor should only be used as a guideline.
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    Neither are accurate

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    they're both a bit rubbish
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    So what is the point of having them ?
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    (Original post by Simonthegreat)
    So what is the point of having them ?
    It's just another feature they slap onto machines to make them look better, more modern and useful. Essentially it sells because people buy into it.

    But ignore any figures you get, they're useless and cannot take into account numerous factors that would change the actual figure drastically from person to person.
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    Not all machines are inaccurate. machines which measure output as in work done by wattage can give a pretty good estimate of calories burned.
    Imo very few people exercise long enough to burn significant calories, although every little helps it requires sustained movement for 20/40/60 minutes and not the 5 or 10 minutes I most commonly see at the gym.
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    (Original post by SophieSmall)
    It's just another feature they slap onto machines to make them look better, more modern and useful. Essentially it sells because people buy into it.

    But ignore any figures you get, they're useless and cannot take into account numerous factors that would change the actual figure drastically from person to person.

    Oh. I sometimes get motivated seeing my calories being burnt off. and heart rate increasing. How will I know if I am working out enough?
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    (Original post by Simonthegreat)
    Oh. I sometimes get motivated seeing my calories being burnt off. and heart rate increasing. How will I know if I am working out enough?
    You'll be sweating and will feel your heartbeat.
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    (Original post by Simonthegreat)
    Oh. I sometimes get motivated seeing my calories being burnt off. and heart rate increasing. How will I know if I am working out enough?
    Depends what your goals are?
    Lose weight? Calorie counting and burning enough. You cna get reasonable estimates and then see how it reflects on the scales.
    Get fit? Times, peceived exertion and maybe heart rate.
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    Oh. I sometimes get motivated seeing my calories being burnt off. and heart rate increasing. How will I know if I am working out enough?
    If it's easy, it's not enough.
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    (Original post by Simonthegreat)
    Hi,

    At the gym when the treadmill says you have used x amount of calories is that accurate?

    Also with the heart rate on there is that accurate? Should you be looking at the heart rate going up and if so how much should it be to have any benefit>
    Its not accurate on x amount of calories burnt however if you stick with x cardio machine I.e treadmill/stair master it helps eliminate other variables.
 
 
 
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