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Old 06-04-2012, 01:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 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.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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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