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Old 10-12-2010, 06:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
rpmcduff
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You might want to consider using HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) for your running. The idea is you jog/run/sprint (depending on your fitness level) for a short amount of time then walk until you have recovered and then repeat. When I started I would jog (slowly) for 30 seconds then walk for 90 seconds. I have built this up to running for 20 seconds then walking for 40 seconds. (The information I read says the optimal is a 1:2 split). The advantage of this is that studies have shown that the residual calorie burn continues for up to 24 hours after the exercise. Essentially you burn twice the calories doing HIIT compared to standard steady state cardio. This is thought to be due to your body being in a ready state for the next high intensity interval. You can google for more information but my take is it allows you to burn more calories without extending the time or your running.
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Male, Age 53 Height 5'-11"
Start, Spring 2009....,.. 270.0 lbs
January 21, 2010. ....,...255.0 lbs (Joined Fitday)
September 10, 2010..,..223.8 lbs. (-46.2lbs)
Mini-Goal......................225 Achieved 9/21/2012
Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
Current.........................216.2 lbs. (-53.8 lbs)
Mini-Goal.......................215
Goal..............................200



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