Ok, I've always thought most people overestimate
weightlifting calorie expenditure, but I've never really bothered
trying to precisely calculate it for myself (even because I think is never
going to be precise..) so I just underestimate it by default, counted something
around 400 calories burnt (my shortest session is 2h40min, the others about 3h,
one's almost 4h..).
Since I tweaked my diet a bit today I've been calculating my daily calorie intake
and found out I'm actually getting way more calories that I thought (lol this explains
why I'm not dead yet really)
I thought I was around 1800 cals a day but I'm actually at 2400 (lol)
this is a big a## difference, i mean enough to make someone gain weight instead
of loosing it..
That amount of cals is 6 days a week, and I go for about 3500 on my refeed day
I would expect such a "mistake" (600 calories more than you thought you were getting!)
would translate in a pretty massive weight/lean mass gain - I eat 100% clean -
and yet I gained only few pounds in the last 14 weeks while keeping my BF the same,
and the reason because I got those few pounds is because 14 weeks ago I started the
Obviously my calorie expenditure MUST be higher than I thought, maybe much higher?
I mean, with 4% of BF should be fairly easy to notice a higher BF, sh#t I'm so paranoid
I see it even when it doesn't happen, go figure.. but it didn't, if anything I've been getting leaner
in these last 14 weeks.
So bottom line: how much you burn with the workout/weightlifting???
The various calculators says 120 min of "high intensity" workout burn about 700 calories,
180 min about 1000 calories, what do you guys think?
Would that be a close enough esteem?