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Wohali 06-04-2012 01:52 AM

What would you enter for metal detecting activity?
 
I didn't see it listed anywhere. I don't know what I should log it under as its more intense I think than walking since you are also carrying heavy gear, walking, bending, stooping and digging. Sometimes I do 4-5 hours a day so it is very tiresome. In fact on days I detect, my gluts and hamstrings will be aching at end of day more so than if I had done a load of squats at the gym.

RunbikeSki 06-04-2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Wohali (Post 82681)
I didn't see it listed anywhere. I don't know what I should log it under as its more intense I think than walking since you are also carrying heavy gear, walking, bending, stooping and digging. Sometimes I do 4-5 hours a day so it is very tiresome. In fact on days I detect, my gluts and hamstrings will be aching at end of day more so than if I had done a load of squats at the gym.


The first thing that come to mind is using "gardening" as surrogate. There is a lot of similar movement: walking, bending, digging, and getting up & down off the ground.

Wohali 06-04-2012 02:46 PM

Thanks! That's a really good idea and it makes sense. I looked online last night and read detecting burns on average 250 calories per hour so I will see if gardening is pretty close.


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