- Strava – calories burnt
I sat on an exercise bike in a hotel gym a few times a couple of weeks ago. If I did 1 hour at upper half of zone 2 on my HRM (matched by the HR on the machine to within a BPM or 2) the power at that level was around 200-230W, calories used about 450/hr. Usually I only ride on feel or with a HRM, no speedo or strava etc so no idea if that’s accurate at all, power sounded a bit high so I guess calories used would be over-estimated.Posted 5 years agobarrykellettMember
chief9000 – Member
Heart rate has everything to do with it. It correlates with effort and calorie burn (as long as other factors: size, weight resting HR etc are taken into account)
So if we both ride 10 miles and have the same average heart rate over that ride we have both burned the same calories?
lolPosted 5 years ago
far from it.
but its a much better indicator of effort exerted.
if you took a fella from the paris roubaix and rode at the same speed he would be putting in as much effort to maintain that speed and would subsequently have a lower % of max HR
bit like revving your engine at 2000 rpm in 5th vs revving it at 7000rpm in 4th on the motorwayPosted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
fuel as required, if your on a fad diet it may not be as compatible with exercise as others.
If your trying to loose weight eat nothing more if not eat stuff.
The missus recently did one where she was on 1200 calories a day (I was probably 1500) I was hungry all the time but could still maintain the exercise.Posted 5 years ago
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