Why don't you calculate calories burned for strength training?

Our program currently calculates calories for exercises logged in our "Cardiovascular" section only. Estimating the calories burned from strength training is very difficult because it depends on a variety of factors: how much weight you lifted per repetition, how vigorously you performed that exercise, how much rest you took between sets, etc. Because of this, we do not automatically calculate how many calories you burned from strength training exercises.

However, if you like, you can search for the same or similar exercise in our "Cardiovascular" database. If you can not find the exercise, you can search for the exercise "Strength training" in the cardiovascular database, but please be aware that this is only a rough estimate, and can be fairly inaccurate.

If you know how many calories you have burned via a heart rate monitor or other tracking device, you can add a custom exercise to your personal database.

​Alternatively, the MapMyFitness team have recently added a "Workout Routines" feature for users in the United States that allows you to build a gym routine from a large database of both strength and cardiovascular exercise. Linking your MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness accounts will sync the calorie burn of your gym workout to your diary and provide an updated adjustment. 

To learn more about Workout Routines visit https://support.mapmyfitness.com/hc/en-us/articles/360026476391-Workout-Routines

For additional information on strength exercises, please reference https://blog.myfitnesspal.com/muscle-matters/.
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2019 05:03PM PDT

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