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ronryu
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking for a way to lower my body fat percentage . I am 5ft5 177 lbs . in farely good shape work out karate wise about 4 times a week and do not eat alot but can not get the percentage down any ideas. MY workouts useally consist of pushups situps jumping jacks then basics and kata .

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2001 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also if watching food intake and increasing aerobic activity produce no results get your thyroid function checked.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to start by saying I have no scientific evidence for this theory but it worked for me. When I was dropping weight I noticed that any time over an hour I did running, Nordictrak, or whatever continuous aerobic activity was like golden time. So the twenty minutes over an hour were a quantum leap in reduction over those first twenty minutes. I'm not just talking about water weight here. The weight stayed off. I have heard that is a point where your digging in to your body's fat reserves.

If you have joint problems you want stay away from the twelve mile runs but of all those aerobic activities I have to say the running gave me the best results. Try cycling some non impact work in with running if you want to keep your legs fresh for kicking and guard work.

Another anecdotal finding, if you can lift weights after your cardio the impact seems greater.

Any thoughts on why this works or why I'm completely wrong and my good results total self delusion?


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Iron Arahat
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The body changes the fuel that it is burning at approximately 20-45 minutes in the average person. So if a person runs over that period of time the body will use stored energy, rather than available energy ie. what you ate for breakfast.

Also recover time after a long run is related to the duration, the body will continue to burn calories as you rest at a higher rate than normal as your metabolism must return to normal.

Weights just increases the caloric output. More weight requires more calories to move.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2001 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Iron,

Now I know why this stuff works.

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