I think there are a few people doing StrongLifts as well as TrainerRoad here. I do SL Mon/Wed/Fri and TrainerRoad Tues/Thurs/Sat. Both really tire me, but I’m surprised at the difference in relative energy burn.
I just finished my StrongLifts B workout. I use the same chest heart rate monitor during lifting as during cycling, and my workout looks like this:
Note that Strava gives this workout a mighty 10 on its relative effort scale. That’s less than I get for a dog walk, and my typical TR session comes in at ~65. Training Peaks gave this exercise a 34 hrTSS score.
My question is how to calibrate between the workout types. I appreciate that StrongLifts is short periods of high activity with lots of rest between, and TR is an hour long, continuous-with-variations type of load. But given (a) how tired I feel and (b) that my blood pressure really shoots up during lifting, I think calorie burn estimates of training load don’t work well with weight lifting. Maybe the weight moved is itself the measure of interest, but just curious how other people cross calibrate between the two exercise types.