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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

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 ...
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Metabolic Equations for Anaerobic Exercise?

The following formula should allow you to convert between MET, vVo2Max, VO2Max, KCal/min: MET = vVO2Max = VO2Max / 3.5 ~= kCalBurnt / (bodyMassKg * ...
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The Maths of Exercise

Trying to calculate in advance how much weight an untrained individual should be able to use in their first session is an exercise in futility. First session in the gym, just start with a weight that ...
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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running

Pretty late to the party on this one but thought it was worth adding that the JavaScript behind the runners world calculator is pretty simple. Looking at the function toolSubmit (which is called when ...
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Formula for Rep max?

There is a handful of "accepted" formulae to calculate one's 1RM based on other xRMs. In fact, there's a nice Wikipedia article that lists them: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-...
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Calculate calories burned

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 ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

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 ...
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How accurate is the Navy Body Fat Calculator?

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 ...
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Calories burn rate calculation -- scientific studies

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 ...
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Calculate burned calories (Running) without heart rate

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. ...
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Measure performance in kettlebell?

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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What activity level do I choose when starting out?

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 ...
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how to calculate calorie from pedometer?

thank you for your answers! i think i have figured out an aswer, and my boss accepted it, because this little pedometer won't have any gps connection. here is the formula: 1.) Calories burned per ...
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how to calculate calorie from pedometer?

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 ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

Your assumption #2 is wrong. Typical fitness trackers have an error of between 30% and 90% when estimating calorie burn, and exercise machines don't do any better.
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Calculate calories burned

There is a simple general formula to calculate BMR (calories you burn per day without exercise). It is rather accurate as long as you are not far from "average" person. Eg very lean, very muscular, ...
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Weight loss does not seem to follow my calculations

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 ...
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Physical Activity and METS

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 ...
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How many calories will I burn walking one mile?

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, ...
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What activity level should I choose in calorie calculators?

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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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?

I've posted some of the standard equations in my answer to: Metabolic Equations for Anaerobic Exercise? Essentially if you know the duration of the exercise, your body Mass in Kg, and either the MET ...
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