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High and Low intensity Cardio PLEASE HELP!!

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2011/03/17 20:02:24 (permalink)

High and Low intensity Cardio PLEASE HELP!!

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Starting a 15 week cut focusing on diet and cardio.
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Anyway cardio-
I have been reading up on low intensity cardio.
I gave been doing an hour on the treadmill at 10.5kph which has my heart beating at 174bpm and I can burn 800 calories according to the machine.
 
Today I did 6km on the treadmill alternating between 6.5kph (130bpm) and 10.5kph (174bpm) and burnt 545 calories.
 
My question is this- As my aim is to lose weight as fast as possible I am obviously aiming for a calorie defecit. So is walking in the fat burning zone for an hour really better than running at high speed/high heart rate for an hour burning more calories??
 
I feel like i have accomplished a lot more if I run for an hour as opposed to walking.
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    Re:High and Low intensity Cardio PLEASE HELP!! 2011/03/21 17:27:25 (permalink)
    Good point tyw... anyone able to shed some light?
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    Re:High and Low intensity Cardio PLEASE HELP!! 2011/03/21 19:51:09 (permalink)
    It's not just about the amount of kcals burnt during exercise. HIT cardio will increase the rate of kcal expenditure post exercise depending on how intense you go. Google EPOC and tabatta training.

    I'm also not a fan of the concept of the 'fat burning zone'!

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    Re:High and Low intensity Cardio PLEASE HELP!! 2011/03/21 20:17:13 (permalink)
    agree with the above, get away from only having the focus on cals in vs cals out. It's really where you get those calories and how you expend them that regulate a lot of the systems in the body.
     
    Use a combination of interval type cardio and the long slow stuff. Don't overdo the high intensity stuff, balance this with how stressful your lifestyle is, the long slow stuff is great for recovery as well.
     
    There isn't one best form of cardio, they all have different combinations of effects
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    Re:High and Low intensity Cardio PLEASE HELP!! 2011/04/04 21:57:15 (permalink)
    Well since I started this thread i have been doing a lot of cycling.
    I have a road bike and have been doing about 15 miles a day. Today I went out with a mate that is doing a 1000 mile charity ride soon and we clocked up 38 miles. It felt like most of it was uphill and I was dying at times!
     
    How good is intensive cycling for weight loss?
    To be honest even if its not as good as other forms of cardio i would rather be out on the bike than in the gym!
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    Re:High and Low intensity Cardio PLEASE HELP!! 2011/04/05 18:44:38 (permalink)
    Cycling is probably one the best for weight loss. I think no.1 reason for starting in one of cycling magazines recently was so someone could eat what they want.
     
    Get your diet right and could get decent results (probably end up needing to increase consumption as things progress).
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