Elliptical if I donít

  1. New Member
    JD Intl's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  165 lbs.
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Age
    33
    Posts
    70
    Rep Power
    110
    Level
    8
    Lv. Percent
    3.26%

    Elliptical if I donít


    Use the handles(the ones that have motion) do I burn as many calories as the machine says I do?
    Example:
    I weigh 170lbs I put that weight into the machine
    I use the machine for an hour with my hands on the stationary bars(the ones that donít move)
    The machine say I burned 800 calories.. Now is that an accurate total seen as how my arms stayed still the whole time?

    Not sure if i am psoting this in the right form but please any advice will be helpfull.

  2. Professional Member
    Geoforce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    3,915
    Rep Power
    1189234
    Level
    58
    Lv. Percent
    47.93%
    Achievements Activity ProActivity AuthorityPosting Pro

    You are certainly burning less calories. Those things are usually inaccurate anyways though so I don't know how much stock I'd put in the number shown. At best it gives you a good ballpark.
  3. Advanced Member
    tilldeath's Avatar
    Stats
    6'0"  198 lbs.
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    940
    Rep Power
    117600
    Level
    27
    Lv. Percent
    66.77%

    Yeah inaccurate for sure, unless you have it at like 16 resistance for the entire hour. I base everything off running and how it feels in comparison to the same amount of run time. For example a 30 min. run I figure with an average pace of 6-7mph I figure I burn around 400 calories.
    •   
       

  4. New Member
    tubbednova's Avatar
    Stats
    5'11"  199 lbs.
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    481
    Rep Power
    520
    Level
    17
    Lv. Percent
    94.97%

    I think "all"the gym machines add the calories you'd burn doing nothing and add the extra from your h/r,i was training on a cross trainer with a h/r monitor on and it goes though the machine too,anyway my monitor is programmed for me ,it said i burned 750cals in 30min(hiit)and the machine came up with 825 or so,kinda close but 75cals is 75cals.

Similar Forum Threads

  1. HIIT on Elliptical?
    By jumpshot903 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-28-2009, 04:56 PM
  2. Which Elliptical Should I Buy?
    By SoCo4Fun in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 06:42 PM
  3. What Elliptical Should I Buy?
    By SoCo4Fun in forum General Chat
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-02-2009, 06:40 PM
  4. Best Elliptical for the $$$
    By Liftergym33 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-17-2008, 04:00 PM
  5. Elliptical vs. Bike
    By KCPreki11 in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-12-2005, 05:19 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Log in