Exercise Nicholetremayne — Mar 13, 2018 01:51PM PDT
I am logging all of my food and it is counting all my calories, etc., however, when I log my workouts, it shows Exercise - 0. Shouldn't it be calculating my workouts to the amount of food I am eating?? How do I get this to work?
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Best Answer Mar 13, 2018 02:07PM PDT Maximiliano
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/