People that workout with the Apple Watch!

aziatiklover

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Do you guys press pause your other workout season for every sets or just leave it running for the whole workout season even when you rest in between sets?

I have been pausing everytime I rest, but I am thinking leaving it on for my whole workout since I forget sometimes to pause/resume.
 

Julien

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For weight training using Other I just let it run unless I stop to talk, bathroom or.... All cardio I hit Pause and it is a PIA to do especially when running and trying to cross a busy street.
 

BravoRomeoHotel

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I pause it only when I'm stopping for an extended period like the bathroom or to walk across the gym for something. You have to remember it's reading your heart rate, so I wouldn't pause unless necessary. You're still burning calories with your heart rate elevated even if you aren't lifting
 

Julien

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.... You have to remember it's reading your heart rate, so I wouldn't pause unless necessary. You're still burning calories with your heart rate elevated even if you aren't lifting
While it is reading your HR it doesn't account for it in Other unless it is elevated. In weight training it is hard to get an accurate reading and HR is not a good indicator of calories burned anyway. Other works because it credits you for caloric burn equal to a 'Brisk Walk' at a minimum regardless of HR.

In weight training I only get an average of about 80 to 90 HR (79 for legs this morning). Of course I do 'tons' of cardio and have a very low resting HR.
 

BravoRomeoHotel

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While it is reading your HR it doesn't account for it in Other unless it is elevated. In weight training it is hard to get an accurate reading and HR is not a good indicator of calories burned anyway. Other works because it credits you for caloric burn equal to a 'Brisk Walk' at a minimum regardless of HR.

In weight training I only get an average of about 80 to 90 HR (79 for legs this morning). Of course I do 'tons' of cardio and have a very low resting HR.
True. Unless you are are not hitting the weights very hard or supersetting, HR may not be elevated. My other workouts average around 100 and my resting is around 60. 99.9% of my workouts will be "elevated" and count caloric burn. I would assume most people's will too unless they aren't hitting it hard IMHO.
 

Julien

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True. Unless you are are not hitting the weights very hard or supersetting, HR may not be elevated. My other workouts average around 100 and my resting is around 60. 99.9% of my workouts will be "elevated" and count caloric burn. I would assume most people's will too unless they aren't hitting it hard IMHO.
I hit them pretty fair for a smaller (150b) & older guy. Started with 12 plates Perfect Squat and 14 plates Leg Press & Calf and then weighted lunges, curls, extensions, ....

In weight training your BP rises much faster than your HR and your HR is also harder to measure for several reasons.

Also HR is a poor indicator of calories burned (and not useful info) in wight training anyway. Weight training is a predominately an anaerobic exercise. HR is only useful information in cardio exercising.
 

youradhere4222

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I'm pretty aggressive about pausing it. I typically run a mile and then do pushups for 30 seconds - 1 minute before running another mile, and I pause my run during the interim.
 

kirkhuffy

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I hit them pretty fair for a smaller (150b) & older guy. Started with 12 plates Perfect Squat and 14 plates Leg Press & Calf and then weighted lunges, curls, extensions, ....

In weight training your BP rises much faster than your HR and your HR is also harder to measure for several reasons.

Also HR is a poor indicator of calories burned (and not useful info) in wight training anyway. Weight training is a predominately an anaerobic exercise. HR is only useful information in cardio exercising.
12 plate squat? That's 585 pounds including the bar, roughly 550 if you're using a smith machine. At 150 pounds body weight? I know this is an apple forum but pics/video or it didn't happen.
 

Julien

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12 plate squat? That's 585 pounds including the bar, roughly 550 if you're using a smith machine. At 150 pounds body weight? I know this is an apple forum but pics/video or it didn't happen.
Perfect Squat Machine as stated in my post. Not free squats or Smith. I'm too old to be doing free squats. :( Only stated it because BravoRomeoHotel seem to imply I was "not hitting the weights very hard" because of my low HR. The machine is similar to this.


Also don't have any pics of squats but you can probably tell I'm not in too bad of shape for a well 'over the hill' 148lb runner.

 
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Betsy30

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I don't pause mine, partly because I doubt I'd think of it after every set. Too busy trying to catch my breath, plan for the next exercise, add up the plates. But I only squat 115. :D And @Julien, I'm 64 and a girl, so you have no excuse to not free squat.
 
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kirkhuffy

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Perfect Squat Machine as stated in my post. Not free squats or Smith. I'm too old to be doing free squats. :( Only stated it because BravoRomeoHotel seem to imply I was "not hitting the weights very hard" because of my low HR. The machine is similar to this.


Also don't have any pics of squats but you can probably tell I'm not in too bad of shape for a well 'over the hill' 148lb runner.

Ahhh I see. I was going to say, free squats at that weight for your body weight is next to impossible.

*Foot inserted into mouth.*
My bad! Keep killing it!
 

TonyG101

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i weight train and i leave it on, because when im in between sets ill try to steady my arms to get an accurate reading of my HR. and its usually only after a set that my HR goes up. ill pause it when i walk to the bathroom or something
 

zaneliu

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I'm only super picky about pauses with running as I like to calculate my exact pacing and tempo. But I put in a lot of miles. When I do racquetball or weight training it is not nearly as important to pause.

And as I said in another thread, Apple needs to implement a faster pause button for running because having to force touch mid run is so hard to do and awkward. Plus my hands are so sweaty. They should make the friend button into a quick pause button.
 

aziatiklover

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I still don't get why Apple didn't implement more into weight lifting since it is a big part of fitness instead of putting all effort into cardio! I don't want to lose my gainz with cardio Apple! ayyyy
 

zaneliu

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I still don't get why Apple didn't implement more into weight lifting since it is a big part of fitness instead of putting all effort into cardio! I don't want to lose my gainz with cardio Apple! ayyyy
I'm not sure how you would implement more? What can a  watch really do for weight lifting? Call the guy next to you that you need a spot because you went too heavy?
 

Julien

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Category weights lifting instead of others? Or even make Siri to spot me brah?
So you want Apple to change Other to Weight Training. What about someone doing Cross Fit, core/relative (body) training, playing basketball or interval running training? They will be confused and not understand they should use Weight Training.

It is vary simple in that Other is any workout that is not an aerobic workout activity.
 

Betsy30

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I'm going to start using Other for walking on the treadmill. Almost the same pace, distance and HR as my outdoor walk, but Outdoor Walk is 30 minutes of exercise and Indoor Walk is TWO MINUTES. Yeah, right.
 
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