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« on: 25/11/2007 20:37:49 »
Everyone knows what a Gazelle is right. No not that animal. But the work out machine. Well I rode it for 50 minutes and 27 seconds, went 3 miles, and burnt 362.9 calories. My average speed was supposedly from 2 mph to 5 mph. What do you think. Anywhere near correct?

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« Reply #1 on: 25/11/2007 21:00:59 »
That DOES seem a bit low !!...were ewe really sweating a lot !! ?
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« Reply #2 on: 25/11/2007 21:09:02 »
do we look like we exercise?

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« Reply #3 on: 25/11/2007 21:11:23 »
That DOES seem a bit low !!...were ewe really sweating a lot !! ?

yeah not taht much, but by the time i was almost done my hair could be molded into whatever i wanted it to be with all the sweat. haha.

and idk paul.

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« Reply #4 on: 25/11/2007 21:25:35 »
do we look like we exercise?

LOL LOL!

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« Reply #5 on: 25/11/2007 21:27:36 »
The Gazelle in particular is an odd machine. Although it claims to burn alot of calories, there are reviews that state otherwise.
http://www.fitness-events.com/gazelle-exercise-machine.htm
And on Epinions there seem to be alot of reviews where people have had trouble with the computer:
http://www0.epinions.com/reviews/Fitness_Quest_Gazelle_Freestyle/sec_~opinion_list/pp_~1/pa_~1#list

I'm not sure how much you weigh, but an hour on an eliptical at 130lbs should burn around 500 calories. Maybe the calorie calculator in the machine is off?
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« Reply #6 on: 26/11/2007 04:18:52 »
I have the Gazelle.  The computer is crap.  It died on me ages ago.  It never worked right.  I still use the machine a few times a week...but oh how I hate it!!!  I think walking is easier.
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« Reply #7 on: 09/12/2007 23:26:49 »
Yup i'm right on 130. It might be off. The batteries have been in since um 2 years ago. LoL. That's why I asked. And Yeah The gazelle works out everythin if ya do it right. lean forward, back, on heels, on toes, oh man it does good lol. So you think I burnt more. Do you think i went further then 3 miles thouhg?

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« Reply #8 on: 13/12/2007 01:52:03 »
I'm not that familiar with the Gazelle, but I do know that running burns roughly 100 calories per mile. For your height/weight/age I would say it would actually be more like 110-115. I am no nutritionist, but I am roughly your age and also a die-hard runner. The few extra calories that you supposedly burned on the Gazelle probably stem from the extra up/down motion you were doing. From my experience, exercise machines' computers tend to be pretty accurate, but ONLY when you enter their weight into them.

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« Reply #9 on: 14/12/2007 22:18:12 »
Ah so I ran for an hour and only burnt 110 calories? lol

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« Reply #10 on: 14/12/2007 23:44:24 »
Only if you were "running" at one mile per hour.

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« Reply #11 on: 15/12/2007 00:19:01 »
Ah I see. So I burnt 330 calories then cuz i went 3 miles..rigjt? then its not htat far off

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« Reply #12 on: 15/12/2007 02:29:48 »
Sounds about right! Again, the conditions greatly contribute to the numbers. For example, today I ran 9 miles. So for me, that would be normally 990-1000 calories. However, today I ran through frozen snow with extremely uneven footing. So I would say that with all the extra effort in balancing, I burned an extra 200 calories or so. I really have no idea how accurate this is, but that is off of how I felt afterwards. 

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« Reply #13 on: 15/12/2007 02:33:25 »
Ah dude you have to be ripped..haha..plus i hear for every 10 pounsd of muscle you have you burn 50 more calories a day

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« Reply #14 on: 15/12/2007 02:49:19 »
Actually, I thought it was more than that...like 50 calories per 5 pounds. Not sure though.

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« Reply #15 on: 15/12/2007 02:51:44 »
Dude that'd be crazy i mean you'd burn all your calories off just being ripped lol i needa find my fat percentage out..its been going up since soccer got over taht's for sure cuz i haven't done nothing

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« Reply #16 on: 15/12/2007 03:00:07 »
Whoa..wait a second! Check this out:

"Increase the amount of muscle in your body. For every extra pound of muscle you put on, your body uses around 50 extra calories a day. In a recent study, researchers found that regular weight training boosts basal metabolic rate by about 15%. This is because muscle is ‘metabolically active’ and burns more calories than other body tissue even when you’re not moving."

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« Reply #17 on: 15/12/2007 03:01:10 »
Omg lol dude that's like crazy...

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« Reply #18 on: 15/12/2007 03:12:59 »
A pound of muscle is a lot though. That would take a lot of work. Hw often do you workout? And what do you do?

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« Reply #19 on: 15/12/2007 12:28:06 »
Um I do around 150ish sit ups and push ups and occasionally go downstairs and run on the stuff we have and then work out on the machine dad got a few years ago.