View Full Version : Cardio Machines?
10-24-2007, 09:01 PM
So how accurate are the "calories burned" on machines. If I put in my weight and such, would I be good to say I've burned +/- 25 cals to what it says.
P.S. Lately I've been doing the staircase thingy (not sure what it's called) and it royally kicks my butt :)
10-25-2007, 11:27 AM
No, they are inaccurate. Probably by a lot more than +/- 25 calories, but that will of course depend on how long you stay on the machine. The more minutes you do, the more likely it is to be a huge difference at the end.
If you are hung up on the numbers, get a heart rate monitor.
My suggestion it to ditch trying to calculate the actual number anyway and just ensure you are working your a$$ off when you are doing your cardio. Always work out of your comfort zone!
10-25-2007, 11:59 AM
yes the stairmaster thing will definetly kick your butt... works you much harder then most of the other machines