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According to WikiHow, the Navy's Body Fat calculation formulas are as follows (measurements in cm): men: %Fat = 86.010*LOG(abdomen - neck) - 70.041*LOG(height) + 30.30 women: %Fat = 163.205*LOG(abdomen + hip - neck) - 97.684*LOG(height) - 78.387 I couldn't find a site that actually explains these equations, but I can make some educated guess about ...

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You should get yourself a decent heart-rate monitor and calibrate it yourself (as good as possible). What you do is you take a cycling home trainer and you follow the following protocol: Maintain 80 rpm all the time Start cycling for 3-5 minutes at 100 Watt Add 30 Watt every 3 minutes Monitor your heart rate Assuming everything is more or less accurate, ...

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Yes. Your target heart rate is based on a percentage of your maximum heart rate. The formula is: (((220 - Age) - RHR) * 0.7) + RHR This formula will figure for 70% of your maximum based on the Karvonen Method. Your Resting Heart Rate (RHR) should be averaged over a few days (3-5). You should take it upon waking, before getting out of bed, and count total ...

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Calories/hour @ 120bpm - Calories/0.1 Liter * 7 (1 bottle is 0.7L) = your net Calorie gain/loss Running at 120 bpm for 1 hour for someone who's overweight would probably equate to 500 Calories. It depends on your pace and weight whether this accurate. Assuming the calories in your bottle of Meursault is about 90 Calories per 100 ml = 90*7 = 630 Calories ...

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Given - Outdoor - Completely flat, little wind, similar surface (let's say a rubber track) Indoor - Treadmill flat, same temp as outside, mph/kph calibration is correct (this is hard to prove or disprove but if you are an experienced runner you know if it is wrong) NOTE** Just because a treadmill is on a flat floor doesn't mean you are running on level. ...

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I googled a bit and stumbled upon the following formula. The source claims it's from Journal of Sports Sciences. Men use the following formula: Calories Burned = [(Age x 0.2017) + (Weight x 0.09036) + (Heart Rate x 0.6309) -- 55.0969] x Time / 4.184. Women use the following formula: Calories Burned = [(Age x 0.074) -- (Weight x 0.05741) +...

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A warning at the beginning: Calorie Calculation is inaccurate, these calculators only give a rough estimate at best. What to chose depends on what you want to do with the results and if you are planing to count calories for your exercise separately. If you don't want to track your activity, select the light or moderate activity and use that number as a ...

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Food packaging is based on averages it is more or less right sometimes you'll get more calories, sometimes less. Most of your calories are spent on maintaining your body's functions. (About 3/4 in fact) You would have to be doing some incredibly hard exercise to lose weight through exercise alone. The most likely thing is your not tracking your calories ...

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Consider an example, a person X who's weight is say :90 kg. Then consider another person Y who's weight is also :90 kg. Both have same weight, BUT, X has more lean mass than Y. What does that mean? it means your bodyweight is a sum of different factors: Your body fat mass (fat percentage) Your body muscle(lean) mass (muscle percentage) Your body water ...

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No. There are formulas for estimating basal metabolic rate (BMR) and total daily energy expenditure (TDEE). For exercises like walking or running you could estimate the calories burned based on measured performance data. Say, you have height, weight, sex, distance traveled and the time for this, as well as a measurement of burned calories, then those first ...

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A small factor is rounding error. There is probably not exactly 60 g of protein any more than there is exactly 9 calories per gram of every single type of fat. Another may be over-estimation. The could just be rounding up to 300 to provide a nice number or cover themselves, since some chicken breasts may be larger or fattier than others. Finally is how ...

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They appear to be accurate within approximately 3%. The initial research behind the Navy calculation calculations can be found by Googling either: Hodgdon, J.A. and M.B. Beckett (1984a). Prediction of percent body fat for U.S. Navy men from body circumferences and height. Report No. 84-11, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA Hodgdon, J.A. and M.B. ...

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Don't rely so much on the 'target' heart rate zones. Lets say the 'fat burning zone' is at 70% of your max, that does'nt mean you'll burn more calories at that rate than if you were at 80%, it means you'll get slightly more benefit per effort you put in. Your NET calories burnt will still be higher at the end of a workout of the same length if your heart ...

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A 1 - 2 degree incline will give you enough extra resistance to adequately compensate for the reduced difficulty from using a treadmill, however there is no exact calculation for this. The treadmill advantage will vary based on brand, since they will use different belts, and the tread-board can have more or less spring, depending on manufacturer. If you ...

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You are correct. Running consumes 110 calories per mile. Calories consumed when cycling depends upon the speed at which you cycle (due to air resistance). Cycling at 15 miles per hour will burn just 31 calories per mile. Calories Burned Running Vs. Cycling

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I keep the protein at around 1 gram per lb. I think 1.5 is too much and costs alot. I also keep fats at around 30% of total calories, where fats are 9 calories. So If I am on a 2200 calorie diet my fats would be at most 70 grams when cutting around 50 grams. The rest are carbs. So I weight around 180 lbs, my protein is around 200 grams. I think the most ...

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I wonder about some of those "old school" ways, too. There is a spread on Arnold, showing his exercise routine and all those calories he takes in a day. Do you hit the gym HARD a couple of times a day, get lots of good daily cardio, and have a job working on the assembly line? Then 3150 calories might be what you would need to increase muscle mass. If you ...

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The following formula should allow you to convert between MET, vVo2Max, VO2Max, KCal/min: MET = vVO2Max = VO2Max / 3.5 ~= kCalBurnt / (bodyMassKg * timePerformingHours) Kcal/Min ~= 5 * bodyMassKg * VO2 / 1000 VO2 ~= (currentHeartRate / MaxHeartRate) * VO2Max MaxHeartRate ~= 210 - (0.8 * ageYears) ...

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Calorie counting is an odd beast, in that it can be very hard to get an exact amount of calories eaten. Your best bet is to track your calories (Even down to weighing food at the beginning), activity and weight on a daily basis. For the weight, weigh yourselves at the same time and same situation each day (For example, I weigh myself in the morning after I ...

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The most accurate method is direct calorimetry. This is basically a measurement (usually for 24 hours) of the heat produced by the human body. This is usually done in a sealed chamber to fully capture all heat produced. Next up is indirect calorimetry, where the amount of oxygen consumed and CO2 produced is directly measured, which you can then use to get ...

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Getting Basal or Resting Metabolic Rate Measurement will explain most of it. Please go to nearby laboratory and ask for it, they will explain what to do for the test and you will have accurate number for your Metabolism. I believe your BM is getting slower and you almost reached your plateau. Try different combinations of training such as intervals and for ...

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It depends, there are quite a few different formulas available, depending on who was doing the research, and when it was performed. To some extent, the method used to determine the calories burned can have an effect on the formula. http://www.stanford.edu/~clint/Run_Walk2004a.rtf That is a link to a published study from Syracuse University, comparing ...

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From a step count alone, I wouldn't bother as the error could be as much as +/- 40%. Primarily as your step length changes with speed, as does wind resistance and energy expended, the gradient of a walk, your body fat percentage and fitness level will also affect the calculation, but the errors these factors introduce can be reduced by aggregating several ...

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If waiting = watching television (1 MET), then yes, as per the MET formula: MET = vVO2Max = VO2 / 3.5 ~= KCal Burnt / (bodyMassKg * timeHours ) So as you state: 3 * 9 MET (cardio exercise) = 27 METS which is equivalent to: 27 * 1 MET (watching TV) = 27 METS

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Running calorie burn doesn't change so much with age and gender. Because its about the work you did physically. There is a non-linear relationship between walking speed and rate of calorie burn. Essentially what this means is that total calorie burn while walking depends on both the distance that you walked and the speed at which you were walking. This ...

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Simply obtain a heart rate monitor and estimate the relative VO2 figures per: Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?, and from the VO2 figure the calories.

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A reasonably accurate figure can be obtained by using a heart rate monitor (even one of the App's that use your phones camera will suffice). Assuming you're walking on the flat and not into gale, simply record a post mile heart rate, along with the time taken to estimate your VO2 figure per: Is it possible to measure calorie burn from heart rate alone?, and ...

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Worth noting, without data from an ECG (heart rate monitor) and face mask based gas analyzers, along with details of the gradient, wind speed, and surface there aren't any accurate equations. The best you can do is to estimate a VO2 (mL·kg-1·min-1) figure, and convert that into a Kcal one: Kcal/Min ~= respiratoryExchangeRatio * massKg * VO2 / 1000 ...

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Before using the weight loss calculator I recommend you the best calorie calculator to accurate estimate of your daily calories required for loss.

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Likely what you are asking for is the formula to calculate your Basal Metabolic Rate. Here is the Harris-Benedict equation for BMR: Women: BMR = 655 + ( 9.6 x weight in kilos ) + ( 1.8 x height in cm ) - ( 4.7 x age in years ) Men: BMR = 66 + ( 13.7 x weight in kilos ) + ( 5 x height in cm ) - ( 6.8 x age in years ) Your actual caloric needs ...

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