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Guest
November 1st, 2007, 02:15 AM
Finally going to join the gym to help me in my recovery.
I know certain exercises burn a set amount of calories per hr., but is this a reliable way to estimate how many calories exercise will make us burn??

Also, could anyone give an indication of the amounts of calories each type of exercise burns?

Thanks,

Starlight Impress x

satori
November 1st, 2007, 06:52 AM
Here is one link, but it will only be a guide really.

Most gym aerobic machines can work it out for you these days.

Calories Burned During Exercise (http://www.nutristrategy.com/activitylist4.htm)

Love :l

Satori

xxx

Guest
November 1st, 2007, 08:37 AM
So, the heavier you are, the more calories burned.........did I read that right??

Thanks,

Starlight Impress x

CaptJBean
November 1st, 2007, 09:34 AM
OK.... here's a few simple... but easy basics, but you'll love it....
if you want to weigh 120 pounds.... you simple structure your diet to 1,200 calories.
whatever your weight is... let's say you weigh 180 pounds, that means you are at least taking in 1,800 calories at this time. One pound is the same as 3,600 calories. [I wasn't taking in exercises in your calorie intake] So, to go from 180 pounds to 120 pounds you need to cut back 600 calories a day. At that rate it will take you, 6 days to lose one pound. Not taking exercise calorie and water intake loss into consideration. Get it... 600 divided into 3,600.
And, yes, the heavier you are the more wt you lose... or you can wear weight belts and weight vest so as you exercise you burn more calories.
Duke Diet and Fitness Center... The leading experts in the area in the world in NC, USA also states, that a person should... walk or step... 10,000 steps per day in order to maintain a system that will maintain burning calories. Also, no less than 8 glasses of water. And never eat after 7PM. Also a complex carbohydrat will help you stay or feel fuller longer in the evening.
Anyway... I hope that helped..... It helped me to remember it.
We should do a wt. check in like they do the drink tracker... it could be encouraging too.

meditation mama
November 1st, 2007, 10:20 AM
Very informative CaptJBean! Thanks!!

MM

xtexan
November 1st, 2007, 10:34 AM
Satoris list is good, but left out some critical activity info.

Here for your amusement, and contemplation....

Calories Burned During Sex (http://www.c4vct.com/kym/humor/csex.htm)

satori
November 1st, 2007, 11:05 AM
Starlight Impress;217896 wrote: So, the heavier you are, the more calories burned.........did I read that right??

Thanks,

Starlight Impress x
Yep - If you think about it - it is quite understandable - If you are walking up a hill for example you are lifting your weight against the force of gravity - this requires energy (calories)! The heavier weight you are trying to lift - the more energy you need to do it!

Same for all activities - the more weight you want to move - the more energy you need to use to do it!

As I said - most gym aerobic equipment allows you to enter your weight - and works out the calories you use depending on the time and intensity settings on the machine during your exercise session.

(as for Neil's additional (too much?)information - I guess it would depend on how you were doing it right enough :) .

So who is gonna be the first to post the Kama Sutra Calorie list

position 1 = xxx cals for the ladies xxy cals for the men
Position 2 = xxx cals..........

(Not me - been married too long to remember ;) )

See ya

Satori
xxx

Guest
November 1st, 2007, 12:24 PM
Thanks guys........great info........now I know where I`m going wrong........am desperate to shift the last of the wine weight........still feel sluggish and tired a great deal of the time.

Neil !!!!..........am not buying into your additional information.........a new man would likely be the death of my newly travelled road to recovery.......... I soooooooo cannot afford to over-complicate my life with getting involved with a man right now........perhaps in a year or two!!! :H

Gym here I come!!!!

Starlight Impress x

trixietrack
November 1st, 2007, 04:22 PM
star sweetie you can use them just for exercise you don't need to get involved with them :H :h

Guest
November 1st, 2007, 04:32 PM
No fear trix.........if I were to use men for, well, let`s say........"recreational" purposes, knowing my luck, I`d land myself a stalker!!! LMAO

satori
November 2nd, 2007, 05:10 AM
trixietrack;218093 wrote: star sweetie you can use them just for exercise you don't need to get involved with them :H :h

I sincerely hope you are not considering objectifying men as sex objects!

It is SO demeaning!

(but hey - I could do "demeaned"! :) )



Satori

xxx

Cinders
November 2nd, 2007, 05:57 AM
1. How does EVERY thread start out so innocent and then turn to SEX? LOL

2. There is more to exercise than the simple, how many calories do you burn during...(whatever exercise, sex or not.)

The human body adapts. So, if you are sendentary, the liver only keeps enough glycogen stored to deal with whatever amount of energy is required. Once you start exercising, not only do you burn calories (energy) while you are doing it, your body starts to "figure out" that it needs to store my glycogen for your new lifestyle.

This ends up being a good thing, because if you do more than your liver has stored, your body starts pulling energy from other areas, like your muscles, etc.

Over time, exercise conditions your liver to supply more energy. The muscles GROW and the fat decreases. Growing muscle is good, REALLY GOOD, Star, because muscles require MORE ENERGY (calories) to be maintained. Which means you can eat more every day.

Muscle requires more calories than fat.

This is why it is now recommended that people do aerobic and weight bearing exercise. Aerobic exercise is good for the heart and lungs, weight bearing is good for the bones and muscles.

So, how many calories does one session take? It is some complex differential equation relating to how much fat/muscle you have and how long you have been doing it. I'll leave that to Neil.

The point I am trying to make in my usual rambling way.. Exercise is good for you only if you do it regularly because its benefits are a long term benefit. Your body knows it needs the energy stored up to sustain it and your muscles grow, requiring more energy to be fed and your fat shrinks, because your body needs to use the energy (calories) you eat to keep the muscles strong.

Whew. I can't believe I wrote all that as I am sitting here on my arse not doing anything. But, Hey, I have VERY STRONG FINGERS.

Love you, Star,
Cindi

Guest
November 2nd, 2007, 06:02 AM
Thanks Cindi........fascinating stuff. Only, now I`m concerned which type new trainers to buy.........can`t risk injury now, can I ? :H

Cinders
November 2nd, 2007, 06:08 AM
Star,

No. You do not want to injure yourself!!

I would buy the trainers that work best for you.

However, if you keep exercising, I am thinking that you will have lots of trainers looking to help you...... You will have your pick. (Wouldn't that be grand??)

Love,
Cindi

satori
November 2nd, 2007, 07:34 AM
S,

I guess deep down I knew that as a member of the fairer sex, one of your motivations for going to the gym was bound to be.

"YAY - I can go out and buy shoes!"

As a male - I get by with very few pairs of "everyday" work type shoes.

But - even I as a bloke, have quite a collection of "specialist" shoes for all the different sports I do!

Running shoes for high mileage / training
Running shoes for off road running - two different pairs (different soles for different conditions).
Lightweight Racing "flats" for road racing (half / full marathons)
Rock climbing boots (one "everyday" pair and one for more "technical" climbing
(and about 4 pairs of worn out ones that smell so bad I cant get near enough to them to throw them out :confused:
NO - It is not just me - it is the way the boots have to be made to work correctly, and they are worn on bare feet - ask the wife / girlfriend of any climber - our climbing boots are famous!! TMI - I know!)
Mountain walking boots - leather, unlined
Mountain walking boots - light weight fabric, gore tex lined
Mountain walking boots - leather, gore tex lined
Winter Mountaineering boots - plastic for snow / ice
Cycling shoes - Road bike cleats
Cycling shoes - Mountain bike cleats
Martial arts shoes for tai chi - two different pairs
Squash shoes (non-marking soles)
and several (3) pairs of different "cross training" shoes used for general gym use / the occasional game of tennis etc.

So - as you can see there are special shoes for EVERYTHING!

the point is - go to a GOOD sports shoe shop and tell them what you are going to be doing and get advice, and get a decent pair of shoes.

You don't want to injure yourself because you skimped on your footwear.

Just my tuppence worth!
Well - many hundreds of pounds worth I guess - looking at that list - EEK!

Love :l

satori
xxx

satori
November 2nd, 2007, 07:42 AM
db2fromala;218389 wrote: Star,

No. You do not want to injure yourself!!

I would buy the trainers that work best for you.

However, if you keep exercising, I am thinking that you will have lots of trainers looking to help you...... You will have your pick. (Wouldn't that be grand??)

Love,
Cindi
Cindi - are you suffering from the USA/UK translation?

"Trainers" here are training shoes - your post sounded like you were talking about what we call "personal trainers" - as in people that give training.
Coaches over there????

So what are training shoes over there - sneakers?

Satori

xxx

Cinders
November 2nd, 2007, 07:43 AM
Satori,

FYI. My hubby has so many clothes and so many shoes/boots that I finally gave up and moved all my stuff the the guest room closet, where it only fills up about half the very small closet. His stuff fills up the ENTIRE walk in closet. :cool:

My shoes all fit nicely on one small shoe rack.

I hate to shop, I hate to spend $$ on clothes and shoes. My wardrobe consists of black trousers and skirts, black shoes (two pair) and some tennies. My tops come in a variety of colors (colours) so that I have some choice. It is easy to dress and easy to pack.

I buy my clothes this way... I go to the store, grab whatever I need, bunch it up in my hand. If it wrinkles, I don't buy it, if it says "dry clean only" I don't buy it. I believe in low maintenance, easy to coordinate clothes and shoes.

I am female, btw and very heterosexual. :H

Cindi

satori
November 2nd, 2007, 07:52 AM
db2fromala;218421 wrote: Satori,

FYI. My hubby has so many clothes and so many shoes/boots that I finally gave up and moved all my stuff the the guest room closet, where it only fills up about half the very small closet. His stuff fills up the ENTIRE walk in closet. :cool:

My shoes all fit nicely on one small shoe rack.

I hate to shop, I hate to spend $$ on clothes and shoes. My wardrobe consists of black trousers and skirts, black shoes (two pair) and some tennies. My tops come in a variety of colors (colours) so that I have some choice. It is easy to dress and easy to pack.

I buy my clothes this way... I go to the store, grab whatever I need, bunch it up in my hand. If it wrinkles, I don't buy it, if it says "dry clean only" I don't buy it. I believe in low maintenance, easy to coordinate clothes and shoes.

I am female, btw and very heterosexual. :H

Cindi

Er... are you SURE you are female? I mean - when was the last time you actually checked :confused: ???????



Only jokin' - yep - I know the ladies and shoe / clothes shopping stereotype is not universal!
TBH - SWMBO is also not too bad when it come so clothes / shoes / handbags (purses?) - although there is definitely room for improvement!!!!:H

Do you do tuition???


Love

Satori
xxx

Cinders
November 2nd, 2007, 08:01 AM
Satori,

Tuition?

Hmmm.

I can, let's see.... 30% annum, not deferred, payable in weekly installments.

:H
Cindi

trixietrack
November 2nd, 2007, 11:15 AM
satori;218371 wrote: I sincerely hope you are not considering objectifying men as sex objects!

It is SO demeaning!

(but hey - I could do "demeaned"! :) )



Satori

xxx
no just as an aid for burning calories that's different than objectification :H

trixietrack
November 2nd, 2007, 11:24 AM
star what type of exercise do you plan on doing? I get cross trainers which can be used for running, walking, etc.
don't get the cheapest or the most expensive.

Guest
November 2nd, 2007, 11:29 AM
O.K. satori.........I got it now.........I ask the assistant in the sport shop for trainers specifically for aerobic workout, yes?

And Cindi............the USA interpretation of trainers sounds wayyyyyyyyyy more fun than boring old sports shoes...........I mean, it`s not like they`ve got a 4 inch silver heel or ankle bars or anything!!!! :confused:...........oh, I have an idea........I`ll get coordinating leggings, leotards,legwarmers and sweat bands. Am gonna lurvvvvvvvvv this gym malarky now!!! :H

Starlight Impress x

Accountable for Me
November 2nd, 2007, 11:33 AM
LOL! The only thing I can think about after reading your post Starlight, is Flash Dance - the movie!

Guest
November 2nd, 2007, 11:39 AM
ROFL AFM...........I wish!!!! :H

Guest
November 2nd, 2007, 02:38 PM
Actually, just been thinking about Jennifer Beals of Flash Dance fame.........changed my mind.........she ain`t a patch on me........sex appeal is sooooooo wasted on the young..........us 40+ Girls could sure show them what to do with it, right???!!! :bigwink:

MyOwnWoman
November 6th, 2007, 04:14 PM
You betcha, girlfriend.
Hey Star, I"m so glad I found this thread. I decided just this morning that I must MUST join the gym. I mean MUST!!!

The hardest part is getting over feeling so embarrassed about my heavy weight. I try to tell myself that I'll blow their minds - in six months they'll ask me to do ads for them, cuz I got SO hot, so fast!

When are you starting?? Are you interested in being booster buddies?

Jossy
December 31st, 2007, 02:13 AM
Has anyone read good calories bad calories by gary taub? It's sugar and carbs that make you fat, not calories, and exercise does not make you thinner. It can make you more hungry. Not that the research is against exercise, just the conventional wisdom. No wonder I've gotten a tummy over the years...it's the beer.

BELIEVE
February 11th, 2008, 06:20 AM
Diet is more important for any fitness goal (gaining or losing weight) than excercise. Breaking your daily caloric intake into at least 5 meals per day (with each meal providing the correct ratio of macronutrients) will do wonders for keeping your metabolism stoked naturally.

As far as excercise goes, once you get to the gym and get aquainted with you favorite cardio equipment, you'll know exaclty what to expect in terms of caloric expenditure. If you're new to the gym I would suggest getting a personal trainer to put together a program for you, preferrably one involving resistance training as well as cardio. Afterall, you're going to want something to look at once the fat is gone, right?

Once you have your basic routine down, to the point where you're hitting plateaus (happens to everyone who is making progress) then you can begin to modify it and move on to more advanced programs. At that point you should be getting both your diet and excercise programs dialed in for your individual needs.

One more thing to remember for cardio: 70% of your max heart rate is where you want to be for optimal fat burning. A simple formula for figuring out where you want to be in terms of beats per minute:

(220-your age) x .7

So we can use me for an example: 220-38= 182 (my max heart rate). 70% of this would be 127.4 beats per minute for optimal fat burning. Of course going harder would burn more calories overall, but keeping it in that range burns more FAT calories.

Some people (like me) do long cardio sessions (45 minutes+) 4-5 times a week (or more) and some like to mix it up with long sessions of lower impact cardio (keeping your BPM in the fat burning range) and shorter sessions of high intensity cardio (20 min of going all out). Again, once you've started a basic program and really get to knowing your way around the gym you can start to play around with your routine and see what works best for you. Hope this helps.

satori
February 12th, 2008, 08:29 AM
If weight loss is your ultimate goal - remember it is a lot easier to reduce your calorie intake than try to lose weight through exercise.

It takes about 1 minute to eat a Snickers bar

........but it takes 20 minutes of running at 8 minutes per mile pace to use up those 300 or so calories!

Exercise is GOOD as it makes your body / heart / lungs fitter and healthier, but if you want to lose weight at the same time - combine exercise with a lower calorie diet!


Love

satori

xxx

memarcie
February 13th, 2008, 06:36 AM
satori;270998 wrote:
It takes about 1 minute to eat a Snickers bar

........but it takes 20 minutes of running at 8 minutes per mile pace to use up those 300 or so calories!

Oh Satori - I need to remember that!

gabby1go
February 13th, 2008, 07:34 AM
Starlight,

I am a little late posting this because I have been out of town. I have always counted calories, etc. and after I turned 40 I noticed a huge change in gravity (if you know what I mean). I started on Weight Watchers (which I thought was kind of silly and old) but it is cheap, you can do it online, and they count calories for you and give you the guides for exercise. I started in Oct. totally quit AL, went through the holidays drinking the whole time and now am back on it. It keeps me from eating myself out of house and home (which I like to do when I am not drinking) and gives counts for calories (eating and exercise). I guess my point is that I have lost the 15 lbs I have been trying to lose since I was 35. So, for what it's worth, it may help. Gabby.