3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Exercise and Weight Loss

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-07-2008, 09:43 AM   #1
The Princess
 
Dorys Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 45

S/C/G: 225/206/150

Height: 5' 7"

Default Exercise and Weight Loss

Which is better?

1. A higher intensity (2.2 miles total distance) 40 minute walk, or...

2. A moderate intensity (2.8 miles total distance) 60 minute walk?
Dorys Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 09:52 AM   #2
Michelle the Vegan
 
Mrs Snark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bliss-a-go-go!
Posts: 5,284

S/C/G: >207/under goal/150

Height: ~5'9" of Snark

Default

Both, alternating. Your body will respond best (over time) if you mix up your workouts into different lengths and intensities.
__________________
Loving yourself is an act of will. It doesn't just happen, you have to choose it.

Progress Photos | Weekly Weight Loss | My Battle With Weight in Photos
My Blog: Mrs. Snark @ Bliss-a-go-go! (warning: I'm weird & I have a potty mouth)
Mrs Snark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
lorilove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 383

S/C/G: 267/see ticker/139

Height: 5'6"

Default

I agree with both.

Lori
__________________
lorilove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 11:22 AM   #4
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,083

S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"

Default

If you only have time for one, I'd say the moderate intensity, 60 minute walk. High intensity is good for building muscle and increasing cardiovascular fitness, and it's definitely worth doing as you lose weight and get closer to goal. But no need to go all out on a daily basis during the middle of weight loss. Just my opinion.

Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama


Last edited by JayEll : 04-07-2008 at 11:23 AM.
JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 11:33 AM   #5
Just Me
 
nelie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Maryland
Posts: 15,155

S/C/G: 364/202/182

Height: 5'6"

Default

There has been a lot of information about HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) lately. Basically, you change up your intensity during your workout(low, medium, high repeated throughout). It actually results in more calories burned in less time without having to go 'full out' for your entire workout.
__________________
You can't out-exercise poor eating habits.
nelie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 11:48 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
Smiling_Sara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 2,106

S/C/G: 278/see ticker/150

Height: 5'4

Default

I have found that the slower I go the longer I can move, which I always thought was better in the long run, simply bc you are moving longer.
Smiling_Sara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2008, 12:12 PM   #7
The Princess
 
Dorys Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: PA
Posts: 45

S/C/G: 225/206/150

Height: 5' 7"

Default

It never crossed my mind to do an 'every other day' thing. Thanks for all the help!
Dorys Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:32 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2