Your heart rate and exercise……very valuable information. Your heart rate in an exercise bout will determine not only the number of calories you burn but what your body predominantly uses as fuel (fat vs carbs).
Don’t rely on a buddy who is going through the same workout as you, to give you the calorie burn for that workout. You are two different people with two different heart rates. What may be challenging (raising your heart rate) to you may not be challenging to your friend and your heart rate will reflect that.
Invest in a heart rate monitor that shows calories, average heart rate, and maximum heart rate. There are more advanced heart rate monitors and other means of tracking calorie expenditure (such as the Bodybugg); invest in what is best for you and your needs.
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