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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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Thread: burpees anyone?

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    burpees anyone?

    i've been trying to get some chart that would predict
    how many calories can a 165 person who stands
    at 5'10 can burn. since i cant find anything, i'm not
    really gonna abandon em. anyone have any recommendations
    as to how many sets and reps one should do to
    burn most amount of fat?

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    youre 5'10 and 165 and want to burn fat???? sorry man

    im 5'6 175, and i need to get bigger!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcooper View Post
    youre 5'10 and 165 and want to burn fat???? sorry man

    im 5'6 175, and i need to get bigger!

    my bone structure is quiet narrow
    and my body fat percentage is quiet high.

    last i checked it was at 21%. now its prolly
    late teens.

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    Focus on lifting heavy and hard to maintain the muscle mass that you do have. Eat at 10%-15% below maintenance to cut body fat. Throw in burpees to increase the caloric deficit if you like but, please, please, don't stress out and bust out a calculator to figure out how many calories you're going to burn per burpee. It's not worth it.

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    I would do more of a sustained cardio workout to burn calories. Maybe run for 20 minutes, something to that effect. I can't do burpees for more than 45 seconds without halfway passing out and I know that that is not going to burn as many calories as a good sustainable pace on a nice jog.

    Plus, diet, combined with a good lifting program, is going to determine how quickly that weight comes off, not doing burpees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnathletics2b View Post
    I would do more of a sustained cardio workout to burn calories. Maybe run for 20 minutes, something to that effect. I can't do burpees for more than 45 seconds without halfway passing out and I know that that is not going to burn as many calories as a good sustainable pace on a nice jog.

    Plus, diet, combined with a good lifting program, is going to determine how quickly that weight comes off, not doing burpees.
    Sustained cardio doesn't discriminate burning muscle and fat. I wouldn't suggest it.

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    15 minutes of burpees at your weight will burn around 40 calories.

    I would add about 20 pounds of lean muscle mass while keeping the current fat weight.
    Last edited by DMedley; 10-07-2009 at 10:54 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tnathletics2b View Post
    I would do more of a sustained cardio workout to burn calories. Maybe run for 20 minutes, something to that effect. I can't do burpees for more than 45 seconds without halfway passing out and I know that that is not going to burn as many calories as a good sustainable pace on a nice jog.

    Plus, diet, combined with a good lifting program, is going to determine how quickly that weight comes off, not doing burpees.
    yeah, almost all the articles i've read suggest not doing that. interval running where you sprint for even 30 seconds, then either walk or light jog or even stop for 45 seconds to a minute and repeat burns the most amount of fat. it puts your body in a lot of stress and drains your bodies energy. the more energy you deplete, the more calories you burn.

    even skipping rope burns more fat than just jogging for 20 minutes. actually, jumping is a very efficient way to burn fat.

    i think burpees may make you loose more calories than sprinting simply because doing em, you really start feeling your entire body is giving out on you. individually, i can do all those moves for quiet some time. a jump, a push up, etc. but doing all that in one go really kills me. anymore than 20 reps and i'm done. give a small rest then do em again and i'm done...

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