I am concluding today’s Polar Fit-speriment and the results are in. I did NOT do much today for activity other than Just Go January (roughly 3-4 minutes, no weight) and some air punching on my car-ride home from dinner (yes, that happened…lol). And PS….I have never been so happy to remove this chest strap…haha!
I strapped up and rode the Polar Express for roughly 12 hours and 40 minutes. In that time I burned 1269 calories. My average heart rate was 76, lowest that I noticed was 51, and the highest was 149..
SO…maybe the results aren’t shocking, but this is about what I expected. I have a relatively low resting heart rate and when I work out it generally doesn’t get above 172, and this is my max…..like pushing super hard, barely breathing max. Normally it is between 140-160 during an average training session.
Now, what else does this tell me? My calorie intake needs to be between 1800-2000 calories a day to maintain, probably higher because I am not accounting for sleep and the additional time I wasn’t wearing the monitor.
Finally, I want you to remember that these are my results and by no means something that you need to do, or benchmarks of where you need to be. We are all different and each of our daily caloric requirements are different, as are our heart rates, etc. At the end of they day this was just a fun experiment I wanted to try on my rest day.
Thanks for reading..now try some air punching…lol!!!
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