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solysombra
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01/10/2019 10:57 am  

I lift 6 days a week, and have tried various forms of cardio.
Mostly, the cardio I have done catabolizes upper body muscle.
One trainer suggested jumping rope (not my favorite, but I'll do it if it works).
I'm reasonably low in bf% but it's all in the lower abs and hips--great to cover with clothing and looks awful in a bathing suit.
Any suggestions?


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jboldman
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01/10/2019 11:18 am  

unfortunately for women the hips and thighs tend to be where fat tends to settle. localized fatloss remains mostly a myth. Since my knees gave out i now walk a lot and that does it for me.

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solysombra
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01/10/2019 11:39 am  

My ankles don't tolerate running, but walking is fine.
I have a treadmill at home (can we say ocd...).
If I can keep it to a moderate pace maybe that would help.
I really do understand these are womens' trouble spots--I am intending to overcome nature...if at all possible.

Anyone have experience with jumprope vs walking?
(I keep trying to ditch this jumproap idea...lol)


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01/10/2019 12:04 pm  

Walk up hill. It burns 2x the cals in the same amount of time. IMO, in the end you'd burn more cals walking than jump roping because it effects your endurance less. Jump roping has got your heart pounding and breathing irratic. Most can't keep up that feeling for long periods of time.

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jboldman
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01/10/2019 12:26 pm  

Interval walk/sprint or jog/sprint appears to be the best calorie burner. three shorter walks will burn more calories than one long walk of the same duration. I walk a lot with my mp3 player phone and blue tooth head phones since i need 24x7 cell access.

jb


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01/10/2019 12:49 pm  

I weight train very very heavy so I don't wanna waste my energy doing heavy cardio exercise, so I just walk outdoors, it's good for your mind as well, go to the park, beach (god, how I miss the beach), hills etc.

"The medals don't mean anything and the glory doesn't last. It's all about your happiness. The rewards are going to come, but my happiness is just loving the sport and having fun performing" ~ Jackie Joyner Kersee.


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ready2explode
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01/10/2019 1:07 pm  
Posted by: jboldman
Interval walk/sprint or jog/sprint appears to be the best calorie burner.

True, I just find this a pain in the ass to do on a treadmill.

"In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience."
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jboldman
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01/10/2019 1:24 pm  

i do a little variation on my treadmill in the winter, usually five miles @ 4MPH with a .5mile @4.5 at the end followed by a warmdown.

Regualr intervals a tough on a treadmill and they interfere with my TV watching!

jb


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solysombra
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01/10/2019 1:47 pm  

I do enjoy the treadmill--I bring a book.

Do you all agree that moderate (but heart pounding) cardio will not catabolize muscle?


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jboldman
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01/10/2019 2:14 pm  

YES! i always take bcaas before and after cardio to prevent exactly that.

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solysombra
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01/10/2019 2:43 pm  

I'll give that a try!


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01/10/2019 3:01 pm  

Coming from the endurance forum, I have to say bicycling is the best for shedding body fat. This is due to the fact that you can bicycle at a moderate pace for a very long time without much physical stress (impact) on the body. This allows you to burn a lot of fat. But you better feed yourself plenty of protein or you will catabolize muscle. You will probably catabolize muscle anyway.

It is damn hard being big and lean. Someone has a signature around here that says it better than I did.


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