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Nov
6
comment How much exercise is “just enough”?
If you can cite evidence for free weight training and actual longevity, that would be great. I based my "routine" on some really cursory looks at a paper that showed high MET activities in men was correlated with lower all cause mortality (see ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19454641), and what I do gets up to I think 10-12 METs at times. The treadmill stuff I do is no joke--try it and see.
Nov
6
comment How much exercise is “just enough”?
Hmm, "way, way less than [I] should" seems like an overstatement. I'm curious how you'd find doing 15% incline at 4.1 mph for 24 minutes without holding the bar. I'd also prefer more evidence based advice, though I didn't ask for that in my question and should probably edit it. I just don't see the value of 3-4 strength (and I know what you mean by that) workouts each week, unless there would be some evidence to convince me otherwise. Thanks. Not trying to be difficult, just challenging it. I appreciate your answer.
Oct
29
comment How much exercise is “just enough”?
Thanks, but I guess my question is more about whether the amount I am doing is "above and beyond" what is necessary to fulfill my health goals. In other words, statistically speaking, can I cut back and still be hitting some rough standard for my goals? I mean, if I told you my exercise "regimen" was to sit in a chair, stand up, sit down one more time, once a month, surely that would be insufficient for 40something male fitness. So, what's enough--and have I passed it?
Oct
28
comment Getting in shape after age 30+
Your question seems to me like a clear example of what might be called "age alarmism". 32, in my view, is still very young! In addition to whatever exercise you might take on, consider changing your thinking--you don't want to envision yourself as old before your time. When you're 70, then we can talk.
Oct
28
revised How much exercise is “just enough”?
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Oct
28
asked How much exercise is “just enough”?
Sep
24
comment Why do I feel more out of shape sometimes doing the exact same workout?
Yes, also adding: barometric pressure, sunlight, time of day (circadian rhythm) differences, seasonal (due to day length differences), blood sugar levels or digestive drag (meal timing), other life exertions that week, stress, mild infection, body weight variations, shoe quality state, focusing more on body at some times than others and noticing things differently...and the alignment of the planets, maybe?
Aug
9
answered what kinds of HIIT do/can you do on the treadmill
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
14
awarded  Tumbleweed
May
12
comment Lack of sleep and gym working out
Although you didn't ask this, it seems to me that 4 hours of sleep a night, sustained, is extremely unhealthy. There is apparently a small subgroup of people who can get by fine on about 5 hrs a night, but for most people 4 hours is dangerous--certainly in terms of driving a car, but also is likely to have long term consequences on one's heart, brain, and other systems. Working out on top of this is going to add even more burden. Is there any way you can change your life to get 7-8 hrs of sleep consistently??
May
10
comment I can speedwalk and not get tired, but any form of running kills me
You have to tell us what your body weight and speed walking pace is like for us to be able to tell you whether speed walking is the same as running for you. And how do you define "running"? I typically say an 8 minute mile or less is running; anything slower is jogging.
May
7
asked Biochemistry of working out while under psychosocial stress
Apr
9
answered Does fat actually “harden” or is there something else going on?
Mar
18
revised Information overload makes me unsure of how to lose fat weight
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Mar
18
answered Information overload makes me unsure of how to lose fat weight
Nov
19
comment What are the benefits of incline while on a treadmill?
Re: that it doesn't seem like it would be expending more energy...This is a question best answered by getting on a treadmill, set to no incline and 4-5 mph brisk walk for a few minutes. Easy, right? Then set it to the maximum incline (probably 15%), and try again...and oh my will you know. :D
Aug
19
awarded  Yearling
Jun
11
comment I need help on losing fats on my hideous tummy. Help
Agreed, not the norm. For some reason, I was really on a mission that fall. :D
Jun
11
comment I need help on losing fats on my hideous tummy. Help
"a little over 2lbs per week. This really only works for people who are severely overweight and have 100+lbs to lose." I'm not sure I fully agree; at one point I lost 2.8 lbs/wk for ~4.6 months, losing ~70 lbs. I was hungry most nights, but otherwise felt fine, as I went from BMI=29.5 to BMI=21.4. So it is doable, but, yes, I admit it's intense.