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Because they're all based off vaguely defined math formulas which were created by various scientists that used questionable methodologies in an attempt to make a generic consensus on what people need to eat. They are best guesses based on a user's age, weight, height, activity level, and sometimes bodyfat percentage. However, everyone's caloric need is ...


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Hold a stopwatch in your hand, press it at the moment when you start sprinting, stop at the finish line, and then add 0.2-0.25s to simulate a reaction time as in a real start. If you are uncomfortable running with a stopwatch in your hand, then have someone else time you; start timing nce the first foot hits the ground, and at the end add about 0.6s. This ...


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jefit - I have been using this currently (the free version) and it has been fantastic for tracking all my stats. It is handy for timing rest between sets and this product also allows you to see which day which lifts need to be done on. It's also really good for progression as it tells you the 1 rep max based on your current stats with information on how ...


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Making and correcting entries General considerations Where possible, utilize grams. Metric units are easier for conversions and calculating serving sizes. Furthermore, MFP lists nutrients in grams and milligrams, so basing yourself on grams just gives an overall better picture of what you're getting. If the values for a certain nutrient are unknown, leave ...


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I'm a personal trainer who has had a lot of clients use these apps, though not as much these days, so I could be a little out of date. By far, the issue I, or my clients, ran into is all hell would break loose the moment they would enter their activity level. The first issue is people way, way overestimate how active they are. For most using these apps, ...


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I don't believe that you are going to find a better resource than you have already noted in your answer, for DC Rainmakers blog. His site is fairly comprehensive and non partisan (i.e. he doesn't make money from the manufacturers for ads or shill evaluations). If you don't find it on his site, you probably aren't going to find it. I personally am not aware ...


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When searching for a food, add the keyword "gram". Example: grams carrot, grams apple, ect Typically the serving size is 100 grams, but you can change it to 1 gram.


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One of the founders wrote in the comments on this page (as of April 17, 2014): Re: finding Courses. We are planning to add this functionality. For now, the best way to do this is by navigating to the City page for the area you are searching (Home menu/My City). Once on the city page there is a tab on the map that can be changed from routes to Courses. ...


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I find My Fitness Pal to have everything I need, possibly too many features for some, but most of them can just be ignored quite easily. With an extensive database of foods and the ability to scan packaging bar codes and recall recently logged foods, its pretty quick and easy to use. It also has a calculator for recommended calorie intake based on weight, ...


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I just tried it again and now it works. I have no real idea why it works today, but didn't yesterday, but I'll describe what I did as precise as possible, so others might get some useful information out of it: Yesterday (didn't work) Activated Bluetooth on smartphone Put transmitter on strap, put strap around chest. Paired transmitter with phone. I'm not ...


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I have not found a strength training app that I really like all they way around just yet. I've tried quite a few, and my observations are listed below. My current solution is to use Google Drive for my training spreadsheet and Fitocracy Training app to log the work. JEFit is a decent general purpose app with a focus on body building. Out of all the ...


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Effective for what? For the purpose of building an athletic body, quite likely not. The exercises are simply not sufficiently taxing if done properly, as they target multiple muscle groups and the only resistance is one's body weight. As circuit training, it falls short in that it's a third of the recommended time, even according to the authors of the paper ...


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I have been training for quite some time and the best app I have found so far has been the app of Bodybuilding.com . There is an entire web space devoted to people that train and like the training and nutrition part. You can download the app on Google Play if you are an Android user and on the App Store if you are an iOS user. Here is the link to Android: ...


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Whatever its internal initial formula (even if it cheats!), calorie/kilojoule tracking apps are programmed to alter slightly as they get more data about your habits and your body's response to those habits. The graph that they build of energy in / energy out, and some other key metrics, is all what makes the most difference. It is a matter of constant ...


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The YAYOG app lets you define your custom workouts. They have multiple exercise types, including Tabatas, which are HIIT intervals with 20 s load and 10 s rest. You could - for example - create a Tabata workout with 10 rounds (3 min) of push ups and 10 rounds of squats.


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I have used most of the GPS tracking apps on iPhone. Below is my rundown - Walkmeter - This one is very satisfactory as far as accuracy is concerned. And it is very flexible for creating routes, workout types, screens, graphs etc. Its only drawbacks are that it is limited to iPhone, doesn't save workouts to some online website (backs up on iCloud) and some ...


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iSmoothrun http://www.ismoothrun.com/ is a GPS running app that has support for bluetooth heartrate sensors and does not have a built in "social network". It allows you to export to the online service of your choice or to a data format. The FAQ http://www.ismoothrun.com/faq.html states it supports the Polar H7


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Strava should cover all these items. You choose to only share data you want to share https://www.strava.com/privacy It also has HR monitors that will work with your iPhone I share all my data but you can keep everything private if you want. There is a free and a paid version. https://www.strava.com/athletes/1946042


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Check out www.dojofitness.io I believe this app covers all your needs. It allows you to work with your trainer via the app to design workout & diet plans and track / monitor progress. It also allows you to post results and compete with friends.


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There's a similar question here: "Personal Trainers: Do you like the idea of an app for PTs to set schedules for their clients, online or offline and they can also see the clients progress (weight, BMI, fats etc) and give them follow up call when required?", that suggests Fitness Hawk


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Yes, given your weight and pace I'd expect a value below 150 Kcal. A way to confirm this would be to plug your details into a couple of the common Kcal estimation equations and take an average eg. The ACSM and MET formula: ACSM Kcal/Min ~= 0.0005 * bodyMassKg * metersWalkedInAMin + 0.0035 ~= 0.0005 * 70 * 96 + 0.0035 ~= 3.3635 ...


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You need a solid training program + solid nutrition + discipline to stick with it. Regarding an app, some people like jefit. Zyzz died at the age of 22 in a Thai bath house of a heart attack, no help coming from his use of anabolic steroids and anphetamine like substances (fat burners): try not to be like him too much. If you want to destroy your body and ...


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I did some quick research, and it appears your best bet is the Zephyr HxM monitor. Most of the apps which it lists as compatible should work with your version of android, as should the Bluetooth connection. To be sure about compatibility, I recommend calling or emailing Zephyr before you purchase, as I could not find specific requirements listed anywhere, ...


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Most of the of the premium / pro offerings provide this eg. MapMyFitness MVP, Runtastic, Endomondo Premium


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There are numerous tests in existence, have a read of: 101 Evaluation Tests, as to an App / Website again there are numerous, even the likes of Polar Beat, Endomondo, BioMetrIcs.... all offer a few of the more common tests. Just don't ask as to which test is best?


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There is no single scale on which we all can measure and compare our fitness levels. For starters, there are a thousand different ways of being in shape. You can be a great sprinter or marathon runner, swimmer, boxer, kickboxer, rock climber, tree climber, mountain climber, indoor climber, weightlifter, powerlifter, olympic lifter, and the list goes on and ...


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I have two options for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.dedmondson.timer.classiclite https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.zabamobile.sportstimerfree Both time resets after each lap as well of showing your total time.


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Asked a similar question a few months back, about how accurate GPS based devices were for measuring the distance run on a track, was deleted as off topic. Anyway I had a search and play, appears a few bodies had already composed a few tables giving the found accuracy for various devices e.g GPS Accuracy of Garmin, Polar, and other Running Watches This lead ...


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