I briskly walk every day pushing a double stroller that is definitely, at minimum, 60lbs. There are some days I walk without the stroller on the same path and I actually walk the same pace (so I don’t walk any slower with the stroller). It is definitely HARDER physically to push the stroller and I always assumed I must be burning more calories. But, from what I read, not only is this not so, but you actually burn less calories pushing a stroller (???). Unfortunately I don’t have a HRM to check this but I definitely *feel* the difference between the two exercises. Can someone explain if this is correct... or is it only that you burn the same or less calories if you walk at a slower pace (with the stroller). Honestly I thought I was BLASTING calories pushing that stroller. I don’t record any extra calories burned, but it did feel nice thinking I was benefiting from pushing an extra 60lbs or more LOL.
***Sorry if this is a repeat post - I tried searching for it in the threads and didn’t find it.