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Old 08-12-2011, 08:36 PM   #1
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Calories Burned?

Monday: 5 sets of 3 round max on back squat, 10 min amrap 10 thrusters 95lb and 10 bar facing burpees

Tuesday: 10 Handstand push-ups
20 Wall ball shots, 20 pound ball to 10' target
30 Toes-to-bar
40 Power cleans, 135 pounds
50 Burpees
60 Sumo deadlift high-pull, 75 pounds

Wed: Find 1 RM on Push Jerk

12 Minute AMRAP
5 OHS (95,65) or (115, 85)
10 KB Swings (24,16) or (32,24)
20 Dubs

Thursday: 10 RFT:
15 Deadlifts (135,95)
15 Push Ups

Friday: 8 Rounds with 1 minute rest in Between:
Sprint 200 meters

Any idea on the calories burned each day?

Im 6'5 265lbs if that matters.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:42 PM   #2
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Re: Calories Burned?

Absolutely no way to make a reasonable estimate. And calories burned during your workouts are only about 3% of the equation when it comes to weight loss (which I'm guessing is the reason you're asking).
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:50 PM   #3
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Re: Calories Burned?

I think you will find a distinct lack of calorie counting here.
If you goal is to lean out doing the calorie counting thing is not the best way.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:07 PM   #4
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If you goal is to lean out doing the calorie counting thing is not the best way.
Counting calories is tedious and a pain in the *** but how is eating less and having a calorie deficiency not the way to lean out?
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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Counting calories is tedious and a pain in the *** but how is eating less and having a calorie deficiency not the way to lean out?
Let me rephrase that to say if your goal is to lean out and stay that way. In the long term doing the math of how many extra situps you have to do to counteract the piece of cheese you had with dinner is not a good long term solution. Most of the people who think this way decide it is too much work and give up.
Eat right, exercise and don't obsess over the numbers.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:29 AM   #6
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Re: Calories Burned?

This is the part that I hate about forums. If you can't or don't want to answer my question then don't and move along. I was just curious about the calorie burn from the work outs.
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:47 AM   #7
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Re: Calories Burned?

Yeah, and we told you there's no way to get a remotely accurate answer. Sorry if you "hate" that about this forum.
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:52 AM   #8
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Yeah, and we told you there's no way to get a remotely accurate answer. Sorry if you "hate" that about this forum.
Do you happen to know how they calculate the calorie burn rate on machines like rowers, bicycles, and elipticals?

Off topic: I see your location changed. Is that because of your EAS? If it is, enjoy this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB_nT1Dmsco NOT WFS
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:16 AM   #9
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Re: Calories Burned?

Eric is right. There's no reasonable way to make a usefully accurate prediction. Even if there was, for many reasons counting calories is a waste of effort. Just for starters, you didn't specify the speed of the workout. (Higher power workouts will consume more calories than slower workouts, given the same amount of work. Think Honda Civic with a feather foot vs. top fuel dragster with a lead foot.) Whatever method you come up with for calories burned vs. calories consumed is going to be off by a huge margin and therefore useless.

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Do you happen to know how they calculate the calorie burn rate on machines like rowers, bicycles, and elipticals?
In theory they put the athlete inside a closed environment so they can measure the actual heat output using thermal sensors. In practice they rarely tell you the method, which means they guesstimate or simply make it up.

The C2 rower's calories measure is supposedly based on a 175 pound rower. Here's their weight-adjusted calorie measure:
http://www.concept2.com/us/interacti...rs/calorie.asp
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:19 AM   #10
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Re: Calories Burned?

As far as I know it's just a straight work/power measurement not really any different than how a C2 measures meters or watts. There will be some variations in calories burned based on stuff like bodyweight and efficiency of movement...ie I would probably burn more calories than someone with good rowing form if I thrashed away inefficiently, but the monitor is only going to reflect how much "productive" work we each did.

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