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Tracking is the process of recording workouts or progress.

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If I wear my Fitbit One on a treadmill or elliptical, should I log the activity as well?

The FitBit Activity Tracker (on the website, Android application, and I would presume the iPhone application as well) lets you log various activities so you can track and share them with your friends. ...
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How can I correctly log the calorie burn of circuit routines?

I use both Fitocracy and The Daily Burn to track my exercise. I find that one limitation both of them have is that, when I do something like a bodyweight circuit routine, I'm able to record the ...
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Looking for a mobile app that can help me coordinate my workout with my personal trainer [closed]

Not looking for opinion on which one is the "best app out there" I have started working out with a personal trainer and have not been able to find an app where: The Personal Trainer can design my ...
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Can step counting goals be considered effective exercise?

I have a step counter on my phone, my work offers a challenge/incentive to achieve more steps than other coworkers, and the primary function of virtually every fitness tracker is step counting. I'm ...
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Useful measurements / tracking approach for a fitness strategy

I've been working on improving my overall fitness for the past few months. My strategy has been to try and integrate a bit more physical activity into my lifestyle gradually, with the thinking being ...
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Tracking open water breaststroke swimming distance

I don't know if I'm moving in a marginal zone for smart watches... My smart watch (Garmin Fenix) has an app for tracking open water swimming. However, I'm swimming breastroke with head-over-water. ...
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Time window for fitness tracking - four weeks or longer?

My tracking for fitness is currently based on a 28 day (4 weeks) time window. For example, my goal is to have 3 high intensity exercises per week which means that over the four weeks, it should be 12. ...
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Why does every calorie tracking app give a different target calorie count for the same goals?

I'm trying to improve my diet and exercise more. My personality is one that responds well to number-juggling systems, so I'm thought I should try those calorie-tracking apps you can get on smartphones....
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Best information to keep in a exercise journal and how to keep it

My main focus is on weight lifting - the big five: deadlift, squat, press, bench and row - I also add in accessory exercises and try (really I do) to get 1-2 cardio workouts in. My current approach ...
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How do I prepare for a 10K in one week's time?

I need to prepare for a 10K in a week. This is my first 10K and till now I can only run 4K continuously. I have problems of acidity which affects my run every other week once. How do I get ahead of ...
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What would I need to track fitness effort?

What, in addition to an Android device with GPS, would I need to track fitness effort? I am thinking of perhaps something like a Fitbit, or can the Android do the same? Also probably a hearth rate ...
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How to interpret running metrics [closed]

How do I usefully interpret running metrics? I haven't been running for long. I've got a heart monitor and a GPS watch (all the gear and no idea), but I get a buzz from seeing the metrics anyway. I'...
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What is the "kernel" for a 4 decade training program for physical fitness?

Almost all training programs or workout routines are focused on the very short term, e.g. 90 days, 12 weeks and similar. My questions is about the "kernel" (key elements in a wide sense) for a ...
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Help understanding my weight loss results

I started working out again about 2 months ago, following a long period of inactivity, currently my body fat percentage is around 12% my goal is to get it down to 6%-8%. I'm on a low-fat high-protein ...
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What are the most common mistakes in using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal? [closed]

Which are the most common mistakes people make when using a food tracker such as MyFitnessPal regarding making entries and utilizing these? How can we avoid them? EDIT: if you can think of more ...
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Is there a website for tracking people that use different apps?

I'd like to compare my progress in running with the progress of various other people that I know. The problem is that everybody uses a different mobile app for tracking their progress and there is ...
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How can I document or track bouldering activity? [duplicate]

I have recently taken up bouldering. In my city, there is a gym dedicated to bouldering with lots of indoor climbing space and routes. I also like to track my progress and workout activities. Most ...
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How do I find the best Activity Tracker for my needs?

N.B This is an attempt at a good shopping question. Please provide feedback in the comments rather than voting to close straight away. I've seen a lot of 'Top 10' lists, as well as amazon reviews, and ...
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What products are available that attach to existing fitness machines (weights/treadmills/cardio etc) to track usage?

We are trying to find an off the shelf system that we can attach to existing fitness machines in a gym that tracks machine usage on a user basis. So the idea would be to attach them to all machines ...
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Correct way to track varying exercises

Tracking an exercise like the squat is easy (seeing as it's one motion), ie: weight [40kg] - sets [3] - reps [6]. But what about an exercise like the biceps curl. They can be done at the same time or ...
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Pulsometer that can export pulse vs time information

I want to train high intensity interval in running and would like to buy a pulsometer that can export later pulse recording to the computer (preferably in mac os x), do you know any?
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Is there a good activity tracker, in terms of calories spent, for skating and cycling?

I'm looking for a good activity tracker that I can use to measure how much calories I've used up while skating. The Fitbit Charge HR seems very promising, it's cheap (relatively), has a heart monitor ...
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Do activity trackers count steps when you don't move your arms?

I have a Jawbone up which I wear on my wrist. As far as I know it calculates my step count by measuring the movements of my arm when I walk/run. So if I have my hands inside the hoodie pockets(when it'...
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How can a scale measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned)?

The Runtastic Libra scale can measure body fat and water percentages, muscle and bone mass, BMI, BMR and AMR (calories burned). That's a lot of measurements done through the skin of the feet from ...
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Tracking my diet without insane detail

I'd like to start tracking my diet, with a goal of understanding if I'm eating enough, getting close enough to the right amount of protein, fat, carbs, etc. But, I don't want to spend 10 minutes ...
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Free alternatives to nike training club for windows or linux pc

Are there free alternatives for the Nike Training Club, which run on a windows or linux pc or just online via web-browser? List of features, from the iTunes App Store description: Full-body ...
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What fitness trackers work well for cyclist?

What fitness trackers work well for cyclists? It must also support jogging, walking and other exercise, but cycling is essential. While there are heaps of 'reviews' of these things, I can't find much ...
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Jogging equipment for counting calories, distance and pulsrate

I want to buy myself equipment for jogging. Right now I dont have motivation for jogging for a number of reasons: I dont like jogging I never know the distance i am jogging so i can't really ...
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How to properly track weights on bodyweight exercises?

I'm tracking my weights for every exercise I'm doing in my workout routine, so that I can see when I'm improving and increasing the weights or even when I had to decrease the weight indicating maybe I ...
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How can I find courses on MapMyRun? [closed]

The courses page says Once a course is created, it acts like a virtual race. You can compete against other users for a spot on the public course leaderboard. There are even achievements for ...
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Is There a Fitness / Activity Tracker which Measures Heart Beat Rate? [closed]

Is there any activity tracker (For the wrist, like FitBit or JawBone) which measures the heart rate in addition to all the other measurements? They all seem just to measure insignificant statistics. ...
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What bio-metrics are important for health tracking?

I have been tracking many of my bio-metrics using a Weight watchers scale that uses electrical impedance measurements to calculate fat%, water %, muscle %, bone mass, and BMI, as well as using a ...
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Can anyone please suggest a decent online community to keep track of daily fitness?

I've read many times, keeping track or keeping daily journal entries helps you stay motivated. However, I always find it hard to keep journaling hard alone. Can anyone knows a platform where I can ...
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is there an app which has running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio feedback?

checked the help centre and it said questions about gadgets are on topic, so I thought this was close enough. Is there an android app which has a running speed goal, measures speed, gives audio ...
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What's a good way to track custom workouts using smartbands or smartwatches? [closed]

community. This is my first post here. I would like to start tracking my workouts, and wondered about which devices I could get. What I want is: Plank exercise log (time based) Log rest times between ...
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What are some features I should seek in a rugged swimming tracker?

A dedicated activity tracker for a bicycle, a cyclocomputer, does wonders to one's training. Suddenly every kilometer "counts". Every speed increment matters. I would now like to do the same ...
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Does Fitbit Flex Count Indoor Rowing Machine Strokes

I am thinking of purchasing a Fitbit Flex. I have an indoor rowing machine which is my main form of exercise other than walking. I can't do much else because of injuries. I wondered if my rowing ...
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Sample Lifespan IHP USB key file please [closed]

I bought a Lifespan folding treadmill (TR1200i, but similar models will possibly use the same format) in a private sale and it seems it requires some online account with "IHP" to just update the name/...
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Fitness tracker band shows inaccurate heart rate on hills?

This is going to sound strange, but I swear it is what I am observing. I just got a fitness tracker band (an Honor 5, in case that is relevant) and I have found it extremely useful for learning when I'...
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Garmin Forerunner 225 for High intensity workouts [closed]

I would like to know if the above mentionned watch is suitable for high intensity, specially with bodyweight workouts and shadow boxing.
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Which activity tracker to get? [closed]

There is a plethora of options so I'm asking for help in choosing one, every time I search the web I'm lost in the number of search results. I want a tracker which will be best overall for tracking ...
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Heart rate monitoring & tracking with the Samsung Galaxy Gear (or similar) Smartwatch. Possible? [closed]

First, the faq states "gear and gadgets used during exercise" is on-topic. So I am going to ask about the Samsung Galaxy Gear Smartwatch (or similar watches) and I hope that is OK. I would be ...
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