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Discrepancy in TDEE calculations
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Lies, darn lies and statistics... There are a half a dozen formulations of the TDEE calculation, which yield numbers that vary by as much as 17%, between formulations. Add to this the notoriously ...

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Metabolic Equivalent of Task (MET) values for exercises with rest
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The MET tables are only estimates, and depending on whose you're looking at you'll find values between 4 and 6 for weightlifting. So you could obviously see a 1/3 difference in the KCal estimate, for ...

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How can I calculate calories burned during an activity?
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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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How do calories per distance vary with speed: walking, running, and sprinting?
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This is non-trivial as the body has 3 different, but connected, metabolic subsystems, see Nutrition for Health, Fitness, & Sport, or How does one train for sports when the three metabolic pathways ...

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Looking for a mobile app that can help me coordinate my workout with my personal trainer
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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, ...

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Minimum and Sufficient Exercises that can be done at home?
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Most health guidelines suggest a minimum of 30 min's of activity at least 5 times a week, to maintain a rudimentary level of fitness. This is for an already healthy adult (18-64) eg. NHS: Physical ...

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"Healthy Weight" Calculation
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BMI is far from ideal for the tall, the short or for athletes. If your friend falls into one of these suggest he checks his: Waist to hip, or Waist to Height ratios, as these have been shown to be ...

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What are some objective metrics to assess functional fitness?
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Start by having a read of: "101 Evaluation Tests", this should give you an idea of what tests are out there, as well as offering a few tables to rate your self. But I'd suggest you look at the YMCA ...

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Can occasional intervals of physical exercise increase focus and therefore intelligence?
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If you were to swap occasional for regular, then this earlier answer of mine may answer you question: "There have also been numerous studies that show a neurobiological effect / benefit of physical ...

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How much does a resting pulse normally vary?
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@BenCrowell if you're after a few more papers to read have a look at: THE USE OF GPS TO PREDICT ENERGY EXPENDITURE FOR OUTDOOR WALKING, James Michael McKenzie, 2007, p:12-13 specifically: Brage et ...

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How reliable is this study for the relationship between heart rate and calories burned?
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To expand on my earlier comment: If you fit into the population described in the study (your fat and mass are at the top end) then that regression equation claims to be fairly accurate, from ...

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How many extra calories do I burn when running with a jogging stroller?
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A very rough estimate could be obtained by looking up a METS score, in this case 8.0, and plugging it into following formula: KCalBurnt = MET * bodyMassKg * timePerformingHours eg. A 30 min ...

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(How) Can I use pulse as a fitness measure?
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The relationship between your: resting, maximum and recovery rates has been shown to correlate with your bodies ability to consume Oxygen (VO2max), which itself correlates with the conversion of fats ...

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Body Composition Analyzer - How to calculate the fitness score?
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You'll have to ask them, as it's calculated using their own proprietary algorithm, well that or spend a few min's solving the simultaneous equation (from the values in your history) to work out the ...

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To what extent is strength/fitness genetically passed on?
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Taken to the extreme a Gorilla or Orangutan will have a significantly stronger grip than any human, purely due to their genetics. Variance within the human population has also been shown to have a ...

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Energy expenditure (calories burned) equation for running
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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 ...

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What is this seemingly random value when working out calories burned?
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If you grab yourself a copy of the Compendium of Physical Activities Unit-Conversions table, it may help. Taking the second line first: caloriesBurned = (durationMinutes * ((METs * 3.5 * kilograms) /...

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Calorie counter on an exercise machine is it actual or approximation?
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Approximation !!!!! There's absolutely no practical way for any machine to state your actual calorie consumption, and they're aren't even any vaguely accurate regression equations, without data from ...

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How to accurately work out calories burned on exercise bike
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If you spend a few min's performing one of the general fitness assessments, to obtain your approximate VO2max volume, then your heart rate and activity duration should offer enough data to calculate a ...

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Is Strava overestimating my calories burned from walking?
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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. ...

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how to calculate calorie from pedometer?
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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 ...

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Physical Activity and METS
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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 ...

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Exercises to improve mental & cognitive skills?
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There's no specific exercise that will deliver what you ask for, but there is plenty of research showing that 30+ mins or general aerobic exercise will deliver physical and cognitive benefits, have a ...

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Do body fat scales get more accurate with price, and if so, how exactly?
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It's not the price of the scales, it's the maths you should be looking out for! Body fat scales use a process called Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to measure the impedance to a small ...

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Most accurate home body fat test?
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The answer will depend on your body fat percentage and purpose. As BIA scales don't cope well with athletes / bodybuilders (body fat < 10%), and generally don't take account of race. Fat calipers ...

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Measurable body indicators for correct amount of nutrition?
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I'd suggest you use one of the food diary app's / web sites to log your daily calorie and nutrient intakes, for example MyFitnessPal. They all offer an estimated TDEE (total daily energy expenditure = ...

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Does Weight Gaining Workout Stunt Growth?
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Height is largely determined by your genetics, though childhood nutrition, stress and health play a part in determining your maximum adult height. If you're after a rough idea of this figure there are ...

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How scientific are the Prilepin tables?
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A quick Google brings up: Evaluating Common Weight Training Concepts Associated With Developing Muscular Strength: Truths or Myths? which on bottom of page 92 states: Powerlifting is not considered ...

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How to increase BMR by 100%?
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I take it you're aware: BMR = Joule per hour per kg body mass J/(h.kg). And if you look at the BMR estimation equations you'll note they have just 3 variables: Height, Weight and Age, as muscle to ...

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Precise speed measuring gadget with low speed limit?
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I've not played with the Polar Footpod but have played with the similiar Adidas speed Cell + x-cell combo, and if you ignore the occasional bluetooth dropout, and can wait till you have a PC in front ...

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