Exercise and weight loss

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  1. DavidC77

    DavidC77 Member Full Member

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    Hello

    This is a general fitness query and not to do with boxing training.

    Is there any connection between exercise and subsequent weight loss in terms of when the weight loss occurs?

    During the summer of 2017, I exercised a lot (by my standards anyway) and was also using my exercise bike for an hour each day. The objective was to become fitter, I didn't have a goal in terms of weight loss.

    Anyway, my weight didn't change. But after I stopped exercising my weight began to fall off at such an alarming rate that I ended up seeing a specialist and had a couple of very thorough and unpleasant medical procedures...

    I had lost over a stone in 6 weeks after I stopped exercising.

    This September I started going to a boxercise class and because I found it so hard going I felt that it wasn't enough just to do this once a week, I would have to exercise between the classes as well. I started doing weights and leg exercises on alternate days including going on my exercise bike each day.

    Again, my weight wasn't affected. A couple of weeks ago I had a cold, not a bad one, but it impeded my breathing a bit and I didn't feel I could attend the boxercise classes until it had gone.

    So I didn't exercise for two weeks and what happened?

    The weight started falling off again...

    Why is this? Weight loss starting after a period of exercise has stopped?
     
  2. DavidC77

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    Any suggestions?
     
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  4. YearZero

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    Appetite can vary depending on many factors. For some people exercise even induces an increase in appetite that outstrips whatever calories they just burned in the gym. You won't even notice how much or little you eat unless you track your calorie consumption. My guess is that's what happened there. My suggestion is also weigh yourself daily each morning, put it in an excel chart, and track whats happening with your weight if you want to get to the bottom of this.
     
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    I might be able to shed some light
    I have been a runner for 36 years in the last ten years I have put on a bit of weight despite training 30 miles a week .
    Two years ago I changed what I eat as I was struggling on the hills ( I am a granddad you know ):):)

    I cut out processed food ,sugar ,bread, fat and junk food . I then shed weight and can kick peoples asses on the hills again :):):)

    I think the more you train over years or even decades your body becomes used to what you do and although it is good to have a decent level of fitness you may not be able to burn fat .

    I would consider doing what you do but add 2 more days of cardio over 45 minutes and watch what you are putting in your mouth :):)
     
  6. captain hook

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    Ross Enamait circuit training called "No Excuses":

    You circle 4 bodyweight exercises in 4 rounds: Pull-ups, burpees, push-ups, and squats

    1. round: 60sec Pull-ups, 60sec burpees, 60sec push-ups, 60sec squats

    2. round: 45sec Pull-ups, 45sec burpees, 45sec push-ups, 45sec squats

    3. round: 30sec Pull-ups, 30sec burpees, 30sec push-ups, 30sec squats

    4. round: 15sec Pull-ups, 15sec burpees, 15sec push-ups, 15sec squats

    There is no rest between the rounds. The whole circuit is 10min long, the point is in building muscle endurance. Do as many repetitions you can, track your progress.

    There is a lot circuit trainings like this in Ross Enamait books, this one is from "Never Gymless" and there is more similar.
     

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