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9/16/06 - New HRM

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Now, I did celebrate my 1 year of being smoke free yesterday by going out and getting a Heart Rate Monitor. I wore it today while on the elliptical and during my circuit training and I was very pleased with the results. Seems that the elliptical is off by 10 - 15% and that's it - I was afraid it would be much worse. I did 1 hour total and according to the HRM I burned 607 cals and the machines totalled 690. Now I can get an accurate count of my workouts. What really shocked me was the circuit training. I did a great session (there was no class) with my friend CJ and it came to 476 calories burned in one hour! I was going to count it as 350 calories and cheat myself. So maybe in the long run I will learn I've been underestimating? I doubt it but one can dream. The chest strap is no more uncomfortable than a tight bra at the chest. You strap it right below the breasts. I'm going to wear it tomorrow while doing my mowing and yard work and see what it says.
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