View Full Version : Including cardio and lifting in your calories

04-16-2015, 03:25 PM
How do you guys include lifting in your calorie count? I usually keep it out, but if I do some hard HIIT or a wrestling session I'll throw that into account.

I want to get as accurate as possible in measuring my surplus/deficit, but I'm not sure how much I can take up my calorie intake if I lift or do cardio in a day.

04-16-2015, 03:27 PM

04-16-2015, 07:33 PM
$140, I already track my stuff. I guess what I'm saying for my lifts is if I should plug in the "50 minutes of weightlifting" option which is somewhere around 300-400 calories burnt in the app I use.

04-16-2015, 11:21 PM
Trial and error.

There is no exact way to measure how much kcal you burn during a workout. That's also why calculating your TDEE with an activity factor is only a starting point. After that you make individual adjustments based on results.

Adding your exercises back into your kcals every day also leads to having a different kcal intake on training days and off days, which is not recommended since you need energy on off days as well for recovery.

04-17-2015, 12:57 AM
It should already be factored in before you work out your "final" tdee number..