01-10-2005, 12:52 PM #1
loosing fat for somone now worried about muscle
i was just wondering. if someone like say a girl who has abslolutely no interest in muscle mass wants to loosefat, what is the best way for her to go aobout it? is the 65-75 percennt max heart rate mainly for bodybuilders interested in preserving muscle or will running equal greater fat loss?
01-10-2005, 01:12 PM #2
65% 70% MHR is fairly universal. A clean diet along with consistent cardio will be very helpful for anyone - male or female - in loosing body fat. However, resistance training is also very important. Because building (or at least retaining) lean mass will make burning fat not only easier, but much healthier. It is important to remember you actually eat your way thin, by eating 5 to 8 smaller meals per day. This is how you raise your metabolism and is essence burn body fat.
01-10-2005, 04:32 PM #3Originally Posted by Hot-Rox
I honestly doubt youll get a non training person to eat 8 clean well balanced meals a day. Shoot more for 6 and try and make sure she doesnt see it as an excuse to snack on crap when she feels like it and classify it as a meal.
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She may not be concerned w/losing muscle now, but when she is bones and loose skin w/no metabolism, she will. Then, once she commences "regular" eating again, BOOM! Blows up like the world trade center.
01-10-2005, 05:18 PM #5Originally Posted by SwoleCat
01-10-2005, 08:49 PM #6
thanks guys. i printed that up and gave it to the chick.
01-11-2005, 09:20 AM #7
You should explain the importance of maintaining lean body mass and the influence it has on metabolism. Secondly, osteoperosis is a major concern for females. Therefore, strength training will increase bone mineral density and reduce her risk. Third, if she does lose muscle in the process, her metabolism will decrease. Then if she does "rebound" or gain the weight back, she will be even more fat at the same bodyweight. Why, because she gained pure fat back because she provided no stimulus for muscle gain. None of these are good situations. Combine a healthy diet, cardiovascualr activity and resistance training.
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