How accurate are cardio machines when displaying calories burned?

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  1. wallydog11

    wallydog11 New Member

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    I've been using the elliptical for a few weeks now and i aim for 45-60mins each time. It says i've burned 800 calories, can i believe it ? i know it's a rough guess but is it good enough to rely on it?
     
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    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    Not very accurate. Especially elliptical.
     
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    fatmoocow bored OT Supporter

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    basically worthless, because the calories you burn while exercising (even if this was accurate) is marginal compared to the overall increase in calories burned throughout the day. Further this is based on an ass load of variables, including your weight, composition, etc.
     
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    they aren't...the only thing they are good for is to compare workouts on a given type of machine.
     
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    ACURA TL-S OT Supporter

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    This is not necessarily true. The EPOC created by cardio is minute. However, the counters are essentially worthless.
     
  6. D-GUy

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    just go by how much time you are doing it for
     
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