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Fat burning

Posted: December 21st, 2006, 4:41 am
by Heaviestuser
Hi,
I have only a slight hope that I will be able to get my fat % in the appropriate range for men of my lenght and age through training on the indoor-rower.

I am not willing to change my dietary habits and do not consider myself as overweight. I don not look overweight anyway. That's what I am told by other people.

My Fat % has come down from 31 % tot 21,75 % and then gone up again.
It is now about round about 25 %. My cardio-fitness has stayed the same throughout. BMI is above 25 and below 26, which is too much according to statistics, but some people say if you spent a lot of your time in the gym BMI can be above 25 and still be ok.

I have recently stepped up my rowing to 10 K a day. It takes about 44 '. I do not always row 10 K in one go. Sometimes 2 x 5 K, sometimes 4 x 2,5 K, sometims 1 x 10 K.


Does anyone know if this is an effective method to get my fat % down to between 10 - 20 % ?
I think doing cardio-fitness for an hour is better. But rowing an hour a day is too tiring for me. (especially for my butt :wink: )

Re: Fat burning

Posted: December 21st, 2006, 7:44 am
by hjs
Heaviestuser wrote:Hi,
I have only a slight hope that I will be able to get my fat % in the appropriate range for men of my lenght and age through training on tje indoor-rower.

I am not willing to change my dietary habits and do not consider myself as overweight. I don not look overweight anyway. That's what I am told by other people.

My Fat % has come down from 31 % tot 21,75 % and then gone up again.
It is now about round about 25 %. My cardio-fitness has stayed the same throughout. BMI is above 25 and below 26, which is too much according to statistics, but some people say if you spent a lot of your time in the gym BMI can be above 25 and still be ok.

I have recently stepped up my rowing to 10 K a day. It takes about 44 '. I do not always row 10 K in one go. Sometimes 2 x 5 K, sometimes 4 x 2,5 K, sometims 1 x 10 K.


Does anyone know if this is an effective method to get my fat % down to between 10 - 20 % ?
I think doing cardio-fitness for an hour is better. But rowing an hour a day is too tiring for me. (especially for my butt :wink: )

No.

If you don,t want to change your eatinghabit's it's useless. Forget it.

Posted: December 22nd, 2006, 2:15 am
by jamesg
I've found drinking habits don't help either: 100g ethanol is worth maybe even more than 100g fat, and both are worth more than an hour's hard erg.

Re: Fat burning

Posted: December 22nd, 2006, 6:57 am
by Citroen
Heaviestuser wrote:BMI is above 25 and below 26, which is too much according to statistics, but some people say if you spent a lot of your time in the gym BMI can be above 25 and still be ok.
BMI is a nonsense number for anyone athletic, so ignore it.
http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/overweight.htm helps us understand why I think it's nonsense.

http://www.halls.md/body-mass-index/age.htm has some more info from Dr. S Halls.