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Ryan A
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Calorie Calculators

Post by Ryan A » Thu Jun 22, 2006 1:31 pm

I have been messing around with

and by looking at their physical activity calculators for calories burned, there are some huge differences between theirs and the one on

At first I thought their calculator was a bit off because it listed 1300 calories burned for 75 minutes of basketball for me (230 lb). The exrx calculator lists about half that.

On a similarly strange note, the exrx calculator lists cycling for 30 minutes (for me again) as 490 calories while basketball for 30 only has 311 calories burned.

Now, I am sorry but 13 mph cycling is rather slow and basketball requires a constantly high output.

Any thoughts on these calculators?

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