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2011/03/14 07:15:34 (permalink)

Walking

It takes me about 45 minutes to wlk to work. The problem is I don't feel puffed or out of breath sweaty (thankfully as I work in an office). The same is true when I come home an it is all up hill!
 
I am trying to lose weight and am considering doing some early morning cardio on empty stomach. Besides walking to and from work daily.
 
Will this be too much?

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    Re:Walking 2011/03/14 09:54:06 (permalink)
    Interesting post about fasted cardio -

    http://www.muscletalk.co....amp;high=fasted+cardio

    I'm no expert and certainly not lean enough to be offering advice but I hear a lot of people rave about HIIT alternated with low intensity SSCV.
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    Re:Walking 2011/03/27 15:43:52 (permalink)
    Why dont you run to and from work, get your heart rate up ?  If you dont want to be sweaty in work walk as normal to work bring your training clothes and do sprints all the way home :)
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    Re:Walking 2011/03/27 21:34:18 (permalink)
    youre not likely to feel massively out of breath after walking as it is low impact and intensity, however you will be burning a fair few calories from a 45minute walk, providing its a decent pace.
     
    If you feel you can cope with the extra cardio in the morning then why not, youll never know until you test it out



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    Re:Walking 2011/03/27 22:09:29 (permalink)
    ive read a few times doing cardio at between 110 & 130bpm is very good for burning fat and maintaining muscle but of course youll need a heart monitor to do this
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    Re:Walking 2011/03/29 15:29:11 (permalink)
    When ever I have to walk anywhere long distance I always strap leg weights to my ankles
     
    You could try this as well :)
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    Re:Walking 2011/04/01 18:58:35 (permalink)
    I shouldn't have thought it would be too much but the law of diminishing returns does come in here. I would:
    1) treat the walk like a recovery
    2) Focus again on the other factors with your training (weights? circuits?)
    3) Recognise your diet is by far the biggest factor here.
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