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  • Jogging and weight loss

    11 posts, 11 voices, 1224 views, started Sep 17, 2008

    Posted on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by Cindy607

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    • Amethyst
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      Okay I started jogging this summer, hoping that it would help get rid of a jiggly middle, but so far I have not seen any results.  I feel great while I am exercising, but I really would like at least a semi flat stomach...does anyone have any suggestions?  Floor crunches really hurt my lower back.



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          Jennadahhling wrote Sep 17, 2008
        • Cindy-

          I feel your pain!!!  I dont know if I am having sympathy pregnancy eating for my pregnant daughter, or if my lack of hormones from hysterectomy 2 years ago caused me to gain weight rapidly, 30 pounds in a year.

          So I have been walking my dog Belle, everyday, and as for tummy work,  I really like using a swiss ball to do different kinds of crunches.   Also, I do know that, as a basic rule your calorie intake must decrease and your physical movement must increase.  

          Good luck!  ~jennadahhling



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          Victor Igumnov wrote Sep 17, 2008
        • Targeted weight loss is a fantasy. You need to burn more calories than the ones you intake. Everyone’s body shape is different, so some parts of your body won’t lose pudge as fast as the other parts.



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          Swrealtor wrote Sep 17, 2008
        • Good for you that you started running! Anything is better than nothing. I recently started walking and have avoided weight lifting or other excercises. I finally broke down, made a goal, purchased a fitness ball (15 inches) and it really has made a difference in the “crunches” I didn’t think I would have enought coordination to use a ball, but I’m glad I did. No more back problems and my stomach is beginning to get tighter!



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          Hsj wrote Oct 26, 2008
        • Walking/jogging/running are wonderful ways to burn calories and relieve stress.  I recently ran the Army 10 miler a couple weeks ago and plan to do a 1/2 marathon in March ‘09 - is anyone else training for a race?  

          I love the Nike+Ipod.  It is a great tool to get you motivated and is for runners and walkers.  

          Heather



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          Michelle Rowe wrote Oct 29, 2008
        • My company has a patented weight control program that targets fat loss while allowing your body to maintain its lean muscle mass. I’ve never seen results like it. Visit my profile if you‘re interested in reading more about my products.  

          I also love to jog. We just rescued a dog and I took her out on her first run with me. I think she totally loved it but got fatigued towards the end. Poor girl. We’ll try again tonight!

          Best of luck!



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          Magsmac wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • Jogging is great for weight loss and holding the tummy in while you jog works too! I have been jogging for a long time but again not as much as i would like..I started pilates a few months ago and it is definatly one of the best forms of exercise for your core i.e. tummy and back, this accompanied with walking or jogging will have your tummy in shape in no time...you need the cardio to burn the fat,..good luck and rem nothing tastes as good as been in shape fels!!



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          Valerie Haboush wrote Nov 3, 2008
        • As a Pilates instructor, I can tell you that it is unparalleled in working your core and tightening your abs.  There are also great strength training routines I do with my class that work wonders, but some of them do require lying on the floor for the best results.  Tightening in your stomach and slowly raising your legs is a good alternative for standing.  Of course, some cardio (walking, swimming, running, etc.) and healthy eating are part of the mix for weight loss.  So is having enough protein to fuel your muscles (the RIGHT kind of protein) which I enjoy at least twice a day, and really feel the difference.



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          Magali17 wrote Jun 12, 2009
        • Weight Training Best for Easing Back Pain
          Wednesday June 10, 2009
          A study from the University of Alberta reported that back pain suffers who lift weights had better results than those who participated in cardiovascular exercise such as walking or jogging.
          The findings, published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, showed people with chronic back pain who participated in 16 weeks of resistance training with weights (dumbbells, barbells and other load-bearing exercise equipment) had a 60 per cent improvement in pain and function. Back pain patients who chose aerobic exercise (jogging, walking or using an elliptical machine) had only a 12 per cent improvement in pain and functioning.  

          The Study Design
          Subjects were randomly assigned to one of the 3 groups:  

          Resistance Training Program
          Aerobic Training Program
          A control group (these people made no changes in their lifestyle
          The resistance training program used these weight lifting exercises:
          The aerobic training group followed a similar schedule and intensity that included only cardiovascular exercise such as walking, jogging or the elliptical trainer. They increased duration and intensity for 3 weeks, and then eased up for a week of recovery before increasing the intensity the following week.  

          Source  

          Kell, R; Asmundson, G. A Comparison of Two Forms of Periodized Exercise Rehabilitation Programs in the Management of Chronic Nonspecific Low-Back Pain. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research. 23(2):513-523, March 2009.



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