View Full Version : estimating calories burned while running?
01-19-2008, 07:22 PM
any of you guys that dont get a chane to run at the gym where the calories are estimated for you, how or do you guys even estimate how many calories you burned?
01-20-2008, 02:17 PM
research it online, make an educated guess. But if you're tracking your calories and making progress, it really doesn't matter how many cals you've burned.
01-20-2008, 02:35 PM
You don't. Too many variables to get anything useful.
01-20-2008, 03:58 PM
I use the following equation:
Calories Burned = [Sweat(L) * Time(s)] / [Distance(m) * Girls I Checked Out]
An example would be my short cardio session today.... I dropped less than a pound of water... so lets say 0.25L. I only did about 20minutes, so that's 1200 seconds. I didn't go any distance because I was doing gpp type of stuff... And I only checked out 1 girl because it was just me and my girlfriend at the gym today...
Calories Burned = [0.25*1200] / [0 * 1] = infinity
Hence, I burned a lot of calories. Good thing I had a big breakfast today!
01-22-2008, 12:44 AM
U can use this to guess if it makes you feel better...
I can't say its not encouraging.
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