tracking heaving lifting

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I've been doing a bit of research on heavy lifting and am starting a program next month when I'm back from holiday. I am currently tracking every day, and using a HRM when I'm doing my exercises (doing HIIT at the moment). I'm looking at starting the stronglifts 5x5 program, have been reading and watching a lot about it this week and it seems fairly straight forward and a decent place for me to start. Now when I'm tracking this type of exercise I'm assuming it'd be in the strength category since it's squats, deadlifts, presses, etc. I have tracked that in the past and it doesn't give a calorie burn for it, but from experience I know that you still get a good burn. Reading the forums I have seen people say that a HRM is only good for steady state cardio, which I'm assuming heavy lifting isn't, so it wouldn't be useful wearing it when lifting...or am I wrong thinking that? Also, since I know I'm burning calories when lifing how would I track this so I know what my calorie goal should be for the days that I'd be lifting?

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  • lindsayvernon
    lindsayvernon Posts: 56 Member
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    any suggestions?
  • jdad1
    jdad1 Posts: 1,899 Member
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    I don't know about the Heart rate monitor so i can't help you there. However you can log you workouts under the cardio section. Just log it as "strength training". That is how most people do it on this site. Strength training does burn calories, even more then cardio really. So it does increase your daily calorie allowence.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ZVjoXfszLI