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2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn?

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2011/04/06 11:06:59 (permalink)
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2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn?

Hey guys,
 
Will be looking at running 2 miles every lunch break and wondered if this was going to be enough to burn fat accompanied with a good diet?
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    ALHADO
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/06 13:08:26 (permalink)
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    Yes it will as long as you have a good diet to go with it 
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/06 14:03:32 (permalink)
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    As above, you want to create a calorie defecit so the exercise is just a means of doing that / increasing it instead of doing it through diet alone.
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/11 17:24:18 (permalink)
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    I've been doing 4 miles 5 mornings p/wk since before Christmas, and I'm noticeably burning only limited midrift fat, and that's with a low fat (but high carb) diet. Point is, I'm not sure 2 miles 5 afternoons p/wk would be sufficient to burn a significant amount of bodyfat. Ultimately, though, it depends on your diet and calorie intake. l'd certainly suggest that what you propose will probably be a good way of preventing an increase in bodyfat.
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/12 14:46:52 (permalink)
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    Dylanpumped - What sort of pace are you running at? Do you think you are burning muscle or just maintaining due to diet? Are you training for running specifically or to lose fat?
     
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/13 12:19:01 (permalink)
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    W1LL

    Dylanpumped - What sort of pace are you running at? Do you think you are burning muscle or just maintaining due to diet? Are you training for running specifically or to lose fat?


    At the moment I have a high-carb, low fat, diet because of a Pro-Hormone stack I'm cycling. Once the stack is finished I intend to reduce my carb intake to facilitate fat loss. At the moment I run for 30 minutes 5 mornings p/wk, fasted. At the end of the 30 minutes I've usually ran just over 4 miles, so the pace is about 8.5 miles p/hr. I used to go faster but, because I was concerned about burning muscle, I decreased the pace to the current level. Even prior to my current high-carb diet I didn't experience massive, noticeable, fat loss by adding the fasted running to my fitness regime. (I only carry noticeable fat around my midrift, and I've never been more than 16% b/f. I'm sure if I had a higher b/f ratio, fat loss would be more noticeable.)
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/13 16:04:40 (permalink)
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    i find i burn the most fat from doing short intence workouts, we do sessions called 20 20s, basically you sprint for 20 seconds then rest for 10 seconds, we do this 20 times hence the name 20 20s, from years of fighting or trainning to fight and still mixing with alot of fighters and atheletes we find this gets us shredded the most, for some reason it  also keeps you burning fat for longer than normal aerobic exercising, same kind of thing as looking at sprinters as aposed to long distance runners

    The more you sweat in training!
    The less you bleed in battle!
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/17 12:03:45 (permalink)
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    There are two tried and tested ways of  urning fat; interval training such as 20 20 methods etc, or low intesity cardio. Unfortunaty people think that if they push harder they'll burn more fat, it does not work like that you need sustained low intensity work to tap into your fat stores. If you buy yourself a heart rate monitor thing will be far easier for you! Loads of atricles that you can read on line regarding the Heart rate monitor. low intensity exercis taps in to your long term fuel stores  (fat) but only after you have depleted what is readly availble. Thats the simply answer, you can also train your body to tap directly into you fat stores regardless of heart rate within reason this is what enables marathon runners to maintain such a high pace of a long period of time. It's all conditioning.
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    Re:2 miles a day/5 days a week? is it enough to get a good fat burn? 2011/04/19 12:41:09 (permalink)
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    welshoneder

    There are two tried and tested ways of  urning fat; interval training such as 20 20 methods etc, or low intesity cardio. Unfortunaty people think that if they push harder they'll burn more fat, it does not work like that you need sustained low intensity work to tap into your fat stores. If you buy yourself a heart rate monitor thing will be far easier for you! Loads of atricles that you can read on line regarding the Heart rate monitor. low intensity exercis taps in to your long term fuel stores  (fat) but only after you have depleted what is readly availble. Thats the simply answer, you can also train your body to tap directly into you fat stores regardless of heart rate within reason this is what enables marathon runners to maintain such a high pace of a long period of time. It's all conditioning.

    id love to know how you do this
    its calories in v calories out,cardio like any other exercise is just a way of burning more cals.

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