Originally Posted by Knifegill
Originally Posted by mle777
THIS. (especially the 90210 part... *snort*)
I'm 5'3ish (height ranges from 5'2" to 5'4" depending on the day, but before I did a bunch of chiropractic work in the early 2000s, I was 5'2" ALL THE TIME.), and I've lifted heavy things as long as I can remember...
a moment that sticks out in my mind is the first time they did a fitness test in school I found it pathetic that I couldn't do a pull-up at the age of 9 or 10... I was young and should be able to lift my own body weight once, right!? I willed myself to be able to do a pull-up at that age, and pretty much the only time that ability faltered was when I got pregnant... I was stupefied to find out (by being out in the world) that things I find "normal" to lift are considered "heavy" and "dangerous"... and that the average American can't do 1 pushup, nevermind 10 or 25, or...?
I find strength to be a VERY useful survival skill - I can pickup almost any person under about 230lbs... once you have them over your shoulder, it's more about balance than strength (though you do need SOME strength)... but I do look a little silly with a 6'1" 205lb footballer over my shoulder.
Running 3 - 5 miles a day I would assume you were in a jogging or medium intensity exercise mode. This burns fat. Walking or High intensity burns carbs.
Originally Posted by sbhikes
Trying to keep it short... by exercising in the medium intensity zone the body is burning fat... this triggers the body to produce fat, so that it is stored to be burned. To lose weight you want to walk and either lift weights or do sprints, or any activity the gets the heart rate way up.
The other part is to eat enough protein to tell the body that food is plentiful and there is no need to store for famine. Target about 1 gram of protein per pound of lean muscle mass.