RPM vs METs for spinning

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    RPM vs METs for spinning

    Good afternoon all!
    When I have a HIIT spinning session, I usually go with lower resistance than usual (5-7, instead of 8-10), so I can max out on speed. Even though my RPMs hit the floor, METs are not as high as they would be with a higher resistance level... Using a calorie calculator from Keisan-Casio, which counts METs, I am a little short on calories burned, but really exhausted in comparison to a mid-high steady "run"... Is there another means to measure my calories burned more precisely? Thanks

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    You'll want more METS for what you're trying to do here. RPM is okay but the speed isn't providing hard work, especially if you're using no resistance with the wheels.

    Count METS.

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      GiorgosD ... calories burned are harder to manage than caloric intake.
      If you are trying to lose weight, eat less.
      If you are trying to build muscles (strength/endurance) tire yourself out.
      Either way, counting calories burned is not worth the effort. In my opinion.

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