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Well, as TonyArra says, these machines always overstimate the amount of calories burnt. Also, you have to take in account that if you start your workout with the elliptical, this is, you don't do muscle workout first, you won't start burning fat until the first 30 min. So if you workout for 60min, you will burn fat for 30min. So you will be really burning ...


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First let me say I haven't used a standing desk, however I'm in the software development field and know where you're coming from with sitting long hours. I'm also a personal trainer and see a lot of clients with bad backs due to poor posture from sitting long hours. A standing desk will help you lose a few calories, however I cant vouch for how many and if ...


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The short answer is yes, it's overestimating your calorie burn. But it's unlikely the sole reason that you're having trouble losing weight. Most exercise machines overestimate calorie burn, and ellipticals are among the worst offenders. Studies have shown that they can overestimate calorie burn by as much as 40%. A more reasonable expectation for someone ...


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I usually advise people to start by aiming for time, not distance. Shoot for 30 minutes, every other day. Run as much as you can, walk the rest, and try to run again. Don't push it too hard in the beginning: you'll likely be very sore which can make you miss workouts. You're filling up a bathtub one spoonful at a time, you can't rush the process. After a ...


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Hormones get over simplified sometimes. The broscience would go something like this: "If you want to get bigger, inject testosterone. If you want to get skinnier, inject leptin." The reality is that your endocrine system is way more complicated than that, and leptin is a good example. This is an excerpt from Dr Richard Atkinson (endocrinologist): ...


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In addition to the points made above, HIIT also has the added benefit of EPOC to recover from oxygen deficit during the anaerobic "sprinting" stage. That can increase your metabolic rate up to 13% for up to 48 hours (decreasing over time). The optimal way to lose fat is a good combination of aerobic, anaerobic, and HIIT exercises. HIIT will give you the ...


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Any conversation that doesn't directly address the overarching signifigance of your diet and nutrition would be incorrect. It is far easier to not eat 200 calories than it is to burn them off. As an example, a 6 minute mile will burn (for a 180lb person) roughly 190 calories: that's a tremendous amount of work for relatively a relatively small caloric drain. ...


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Actually, you should do both types of training without expecting to spot reduce. You can't direct your body to draw fat from a specific location for energy. Losing weight healthfully takes time. If what you tried has not been working, mix things up. Add some weight training to your workouts. The idea is to try and burn more calories than you consume, ...


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The ratios do not change based on duration, the ratios change based on the intensity of the exercise. At low intensities, you can get nearly all of your energy from fat, but the amount of power that can be generated by fat is limited, so as you increase your intensity, you will need to start burning more carbohydrate, and therefore the ratio of carbohydrate ...


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Fat burning zones are foolish. Sprinters never train in the fat burning zone and are ripped. Higher intensity exercise can raise your metabolism long after you are done training. The shortest answer is, eating carbs when training stops burning fats, as eating carbs generally stops burning fat.


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An typical example of my current diet after my lifestyle changes is: Breakfast: Cornflakes, or a breakfast pot with red berries, fat free yoghurt and granola Lunch: Water and soup or fresh salad chicken and humous wrap made fresh. Dinner: Stir fry or chicken and veg and potatoes Trade out the processed food for more whole food. Lower ...


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Your body basically uses three things for energy: carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, in that order. The way it works ideally: when you run low on carbohydrates, the body burns fat for fuel. When you run low on fat, it moves on to protein, aka muscle loss. In reality, your body uses a combination of the 3 for energy at any given time, and there are ways to ...


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Instead of decreasing the weight, increase it and your rep range will decrease automatically. Vary your workout to choke your muscle each week like (you switch between A and B) biceps workout A : - barbell curl - isolation ez-bar curl - seated alternated curl biceps workout B : - low pulley curl - isolation dumbell curl - seated inclinate curl I ...


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You're not really doing any type of strength training. The pushups, situps, and crunches are certainly better than nothing but they are a far cry from an effective strength training plan. If you want to stick with body weight activities you can, and there are some great books ( http://amzn.to/1v01hXz ) that you can check out to get you on the right path. ...



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