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2009/07/24 01:48:58 (permalink)
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3500kcals=1lb of fat

a few weeks ago i was actually going to post this thread but forgot and its just come back to me now.
 
if i was to walk on my treadmill and a medium pace for around six hours i should burn 3600kcals. during my cut i aimed to burn 7000kcals per week from weights and cardio but in my next cut im going to give the above a try just the once (probably), watch some DVD's, keep myself hydrated throughout and watch the fat fall of lol. theorectically i should lose a pound in weight, reduce BF% and maintain bodywater %. what are your takes on this
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    RedHotF
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 08:52:46 (permalink)
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    Theoretically yes.  Sounds boring as hell though
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 08:55:46 (permalink)
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    I doubt when you come off the treadhill and get on the scales you'll be -1 lb, also are you going to be going 6 hours without eating? If you plan on doing it just the once then i guess its not that bad.

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 12:06:00 (permalink)
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    I know some people that have lost a lot of weight by taking up hiking/rambling.

    It's essentially the same as what you are proposing, a long walk. 

    It's possibly a very efficient and enjoyable way to lose weight, however I don't fancy a 6 hour walk in the confines of my own house!
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 12:12:07 (permalink)
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    im assuming you have the tredmill at home, just take an apple and like some pasta +tuna in like a bowl with you. for like half way through. Also you may want some sports drink like something to replenish the salts in ur body.
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 12:43:40 (permalink)
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    Lool I could never imagine my self on a treadmill for 6 hours, thats half ur day wasted on cardio


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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 13:17:20 (permalink)
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    when i did my DOE i didnt want to carry much weight in my rucksack so i really only took cereal bars and one packet meal and after the four days my mates were saying i looked really ill (i certainly felt lk shat) so it would basically be the same thing. i think lucozade, a few bannanas and 2l of water will be enough.
    ill let u know how it goes but it wont be done for about a month
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 13:29:54 (permalink)
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    You won't lose a pound of fat no. Trying to answer without a blanket statement is'nt easy, basically your body does not use fat stores immediately. It uses glycogen first. So unfortunately cardio for 6 hours will involve some fat loss but it's not a direct correlation. 
    post edited by stidge20 - 2009/07/24 13:30:58
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 13:35:15 (permalink)
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    Where did you get your cals/hour figure from?

    Each person using the treadmill will use a different number of calories per hour at the same speed. If you are heavier or taller than the standard used you will being burning a different number.
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    jebus
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 14:33:14 (permalink)
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    hamiltonsfitness

    Where did you get your cals/hour figure from?

    Each person using the treadmill will use a different number of calories per hour at the same speed. If you are heavier or taller than the standard used you will being burning a different number.


    on my treadmill, i know its not 100% accurate but it gives a basic idea of kcals burnt per hour.
    im gonna try it one day just to see what happens, if it works great if it doesnt it'll just be a waste of an afternoon.
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 15:08:38 (permalink)
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    Big M!

    im assuming you have the tredmill at home, just take an apple and like some pasta +tuna in like a bowl with you. for like half way through. Also you may want some sports drink like something to replenish the salts in ur body.


    This some kind of joke?

    I do a lot of push ups and sit ups. And I drink plenty of milk.

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    Big M!
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/24 23:35:02 (permalink)
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    lol im sorry does it offend you, was there really any need?
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/25 00:52:36 (permalink)
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    you'll go hypoglycemic if you dont consume any food during that time.  I can guarantee you wont be able to it (unless you have spent months training for it).

    Why not split the 6hrs up over a week ?

    I think you're getting extreme endurance cardio mixed up with watching films on the sofa all day.
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/25 12:32:30 (permalink)
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    cliff_vtr

    you'll go hypoglycemic if you dont consume any food during that time.  I can guarantee you wont be able to it (unless you have spent months training for it).

    Why not split the 6hrs up over a week ?

    I think you're getting extreme endurance cardio mixed up with watching films on the sofa all day.


    sounds like a challenge, im definately gonna do it now.
     
    i normally would do about 6-7hours a week of cardio but i want to give it ago once, its not gonna be my cardio regime everyday, its just gonna be a little experiment to see if 3500kcals=1lb of fat in this evironment.
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/25 13:02:13 (permalink)
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    So you are willing to give up 6 hours of your life to lose ONE measely pound of bodyfat?
     
    Exciting life you must live mate!
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/25 13:28:32 (permalink)
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    Great way of overtraining and pounding your CNS into the ground. You wont lose a lb of fat mate. Your body burns amix of carbs and fat for its primary fuel source, youll lose some bodyfat but not 1lb in a day.

    Youll lose a lot of water through spent glycogen and be sore as hell for a while due to constant strain which your body isnt accustomed to.

    I wouldnt advise it.
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    Re:3500kcals=1lb of fat 2009/07/25 14:13:10 (permalink)
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    interesting theory     im not sure it will work on a one off basis    but im certain that over time it,ll hold true    the reason being at 11 stone i eat 6000 kcals a day to maintain bodyweight
    bull**** i hear you say!!       its true   and because of my job
    im a lorry chaser   otherwise known as a recycling operative  im the guy who runs around emptying ur recycling boxes       i am currently trying to add some muscle and im eating 7500kcals a day and its still slow going      therefore i would suggest  that the theory is correct    but only based over a period of time     nothing happens overnight in the body improvement world
    be interesting to hear ur results tho     gl
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