Monday, December 11, 2006

Something weird going on

Is it possible that the elliptical trainers at the gym are, I don't know, calibrated differently or something? This morning I worked out at level 8 for 30 minutes. I worked hard. My heart rate was up in my cardio training zone (approx. 165), I had on average about 80 rpm, I was sweating buckets, my legs were tired and hurting by the end. However, after all this, I only burned 427 calories. I have burned that many calories on other machines while working at a lower levels and not going as fast. What is up with that?

Think I will stay away from that machine from now on. Hmph. Am so going back tonight to do the muscle toning class.

2 comments:

ymzehnder said...

I'm still in shock over the fact that you've become such a sport fanatic. I seem to recall a certain girl running away, hands over her head, from the ball when we used to play volleyball in gym class at highschool...

Stef said...

I wouldn't call what I do "sport" as such, rather exercise. There are no teams in what I do, no balls flying around (dangerously!), no me running away ...