- Mar 27, 2014
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I log it as "other". It probably just used heart rate vs duration to give you those figures, much like the below calculator. Gives almost identical stats to my Polar.Wacker does your polar have an enduro or MX setting? Or what are you logging it as?
Chances are it is seeing that you are getting your body up to stupidly fast speeds and thus you are burning more energy. The same way TMans rides on a motorbike are logged as cycles, you know how much energy it takes to cycle at 80kmh when it is not downhill? That is what is skewing those results, gps data with pace and acceleration is skewing it and reckons you are putting out more watts than Lance's doctors could dream of.
To burn calories at that rate when you heart is just barely idling is impossible. Note in that extreme category of cal/hour the running is stated at 10mph+, that is an 18min Parkrun or a 2h37min Marathon, even good runners will be 170bpm+at that speed, unless you are a Kipoche type runner your heartrate will not be 140bpm and burning that much energy.
MMkay but he is not running so what is your point? whats the problem?? Please explain in your own words.
I'm not comparing it to anything. I'm saying that the results may not be accurate as it seems to me to be exaggerated. He has replied to DD's post and seeing as he is logging it as "other", talking about the accuracy is a moot point in anyway.MMkay but he is not running so what is your point? whats the problem?? Please explain in your own words.
You are talking about a physical effort that ranges from HIIT to steady state cardio all in one session and now comparing it with just steady state type cardio to get the same results??
Calm down Bonsmara! no x-fitters here so you can relax!This seems like a comparison to me: "If you put that down to running, you would have to run at a constant 8km/h for 6 hours straight to burn those kind of calories and your average HR would be above 140bpm."
Anyways its not too exaggerated if you take in how physically demanding riding can be. Off a 30 minutes sprint interval session you can burn between 400 and 500 calories depending on the person.
Motocross at the top top burning the highest amount of calories- not enduro
In cycling terms your FTP drops if you do the test indoors vs outdoors.So in support of the BPM vs Duration calculation I think its more accurate for Enduro Riding as there is no way that at the same BPM indoor will burn more than outdoor?
I'm 40bpm lower, for 4 hours 15min sustained, burning nearly half that at 820cal an hour..Motocross at the top top burning the highest amount of calories- not enduro
Note in the second article the heartrates are averaging 180bpm. No fucking way are you burning similar energy for 4 hours straight with a HR of 140(40 below a professionally trained athlete) when the top super fit SX athletes are maxing out hard to burn that much for a moto.
The fist article has minimal scientific backing and still say 750 cal for a 35min moto. Still no way you are riding at that intensity for 4 hours at a much much lower heartrate.