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2004/02/12 13:45:04 (permalink)
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Origin Test

Hi all, just thought I'd let you know that I'm having the Origin test done on Sat. My hubby (Cat Kicker) had his a few weeks ago and really loved it (you can read his journal if you like) and my trainer had it yesterday and also said it was great so really looking forward to it. I'm most interested in finding out what calories I need to eat to maintain, lose weight etc and also if all the cardio I've been doing, running, spinning, circuits etc (all great for fitness) are a waste of time as far as fat loss goes.

If you've got any questions you'd like me to ask please post, I'm sure I'll want to know the answer too, and I'll let you know how I get on.
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    kitty
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    RE: Origin Test 2004/02/12 15:15:41 (permalink)
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    Good luck!!!
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    RE: Origin Test 2004/02/12 22:02:45 (permalink)
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    quote:
    I'm most interested in finding out what calories I need to eat to maintain, lose weight etc and also if all the cardio I've been doing, running, spinning, circuits etc (all great for fitness) are a waste of time as far as fat loss goes.



    Of course they're not a waste of time, they burn a lot of calories and this leads to fat loss. I think the test is very useful and the 'fat burning zone' idea has some relevance for pre-contest bodybuilders and athletes for whom glycogen sparing is an issue.

    However it's starting to annoy me that the popularity of this test is leading to one of the biggest myths in fitness being stoked up again and that is that you have to burn fat during exercise if you want to lose fat. For the average leisure trainer who is looking to shape up, focus on total calorie expenditure rather than what proportion is fat, carbs etc.

    The ACSM will back me up on this and may God strike me down if I'm wrong!
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    RE: Origin Test 2004/02/13 09:18:35 (permalink)
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    I understand what you're saying for a person who wants to lose a large amount of weight and I'm not suggesting that I'll stop doing my high intensity training as it keeps me fit and I enjoy pushing myself hard but I have about 7 lbs I want to lose which is proving very difficult (I keep being told not to be ruled by the scales but I know this extra weight is basically stored around my stomach area, the "womens" storage zone I'm told!). I want to have the test to see how fit I am (and how much fitter than hubby I am LOL!!!) and to see how many just "fat" calories I can burn if I get my heart rate correct. I understand the calories in < calories out equation but when you've not got that much fat to lose it gets harder and I seem to have been stuck at this weight and waist / hip measurement for a while so it's worth a go ey??
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    RE: Origin Test 2004/02/16 08:17:15 (permalink)
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    Well put cat defender,keep it up great test.
    Watch the fat drop
    Quick answer to CC not once have i said hard cardio is no good,you miss the point completley.
    If you can find your (zone)then use it.
    How many times have you seen as a fitness instructor somebody typically a guy use your gym week in week out run as hard and as fast and have no visible signs of progress,when what he really wants to do is lose his belly?????
    My gym was full of them,they now fat burn and at no time do i tell them runnung hard is pointless.
    You better get used to this because it will be everywhere,wabba is only the start.
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    RE: Origin Test 2004/02/16 08:37:53 (permalink)
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    How did ya test go, Cat?
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    RE: Origin Test 2004/02/16 13:55:32 (permalink)
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    Test went well. Was really shocked by my RMR, much higher than I expected. Basically it seems I'm lucky in that I can burn 100% fat at about 105 bpm but will prob start doing lots of cardio at about 140 bpm as I burn lots of fat calories at this rate, not 100% fat but as I'm more interested in the fat loss and fitness than body building as such then this should suit me. The long runs I have been doing have been at about 160 bpm so quite a difference.

    It seems I'm quite fit though which is encouraging. Looking forward to getting the info through and tonight I'm off to gym for an hour of cardio, hope the TV's good!!!!
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