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Body Pump kelbaker3029 — Jan 04, 2017 09:09AM PST

Hello! Does anyone know how to enter Body Pump, an hour of strength training, for my exercise???

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Ripley MyFitnessPal Agent Jan 04, 2017 03:00PM PST

Hello kelbaker3029,

Thank you for taking the time to contact us. You can log any type of strength training under “Strength Training” in the MyFitnessPal exercise diary. However, 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.

For additional information on strength exercises, please reference http://blog.myfitnesspal.com/muscle-matters/

Hope this helps! We wish you the best of luck in meeting and maintaining all your fitness goals!

Best,

Ripley
MyFitnessPal Staff

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