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How a 250+ Pound Couch Potato Got Healthy

Monday, November 17, 2008

Gym Day

Went to the gym today, and the HRM's caloric readout was strange at the end...

Warmup, w/45lb bar
* Overhead Squat
* Squat
* Good Morning
* Barbell Lunge
* Romanian Deadlift
* Bent-over Row

* Drop Squat, 3x20
* Underhand-grip Dumbell Row, 3x20x20lbs
* Reverse Hyperextension, 3x20
* Elbows-in Elevated Pushup, 2x20
* Side Bridge, 3x20 per side
* Side Lateral Raise & Rotation, 3x20x10lbs per side

30 minutes, 103 calories burned

2.5 mi treadmill run @ 7.5mph (8 min/mi), 20 minutes, 127 calories burned. This is where it gets strange. I should be burning about 100 calories per mile, and on my typical runs (including long runs), I burn about 125 calories per. Today according to the HRM I was burning about 60! So while I don't believe it, the numbera at the end is what I'm quoting.

Total calories burned: 227


Carly said...

Great workout! I am clueless about gadgets but I know that the read out is wrong. I also have the Garmin 50. I am still figuring it out. It seems to work really well.

Greg said...

I don't have the Garmin 50 yet, but I won't be using it once I actually get it. I'll be using the 305 with the foot pod once the 50 arrives. Today I was using my Reebok HRM with a Polar strap. I think the strap needs to be tightened.

Darrell said...

That looks like a nice trip around the gym.

Marcy said...

Looking good to me ;D ;D

rodney said...

I've been waffling over which Garmin to get for weeks. I'm leaning toward the 305, but haven't taken the plunge yet. So little time, so much crap to buy!