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    Walking

    Can you walk too much? i walked 12 miles this week and wondering if it might be overboard?
    Dont get me wrong, i FEEL great. i gained 4 lbs but think its due to muscle? not sure.

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    maybe a little back history might help too.
    I just started primal this Monday. I was 341.4 Monday and went from being a couch potato (no walking nothing) to walking 11 miles this week and about 5-7 miles last week and 3 the week before that.

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    12 miles is not a lot. 3 miles, 4 times a week. Ideally, 4-5 hours pw of low level aerobic exercise is ideal, so that would probably be brisk walking or hiking, or a gentle jog.

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    Not sure you will gain much muscle walking alone

    Just an observation.

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    It is not too much I have covered 8-12 miles in a day. My once concern is your couch potato status. Listen to your body and you should be fine.
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    I don't think you can ever walk too much. But then I'm relatively insane when it comes to walking.
    Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
    I can squat 180lbs, press 72.5lbs and deadlift 185lbs

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    I agree with sbhikes, sometimes i wish i could just keep walking all day....(jealous of your cross country hikes sb )

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamC29 View Post
    Not sure you will gain much muscle walking alone

    Just an observation.
    Everything is relative. OP was a couch potato and 300+ lbs. I imagine walking will build some muscle. If I spent a week walking with a 50 lbs pack on my back I'd build some muscle. I know because I've done it before.

    Taking everything into context, if you really feel great (not overdoing it) then I think you had a really outstanding week, regardless of what the scale said. Keep it up!

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    thank you everyone for the help =) i am taking today off for my muscles to relax and tomorrow going to try some jogging on the local track! i feel good, im happy my body does not hurt too much for being as heavy as i am and my food intake is good!

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    walking alone is actually great, and at your current weight, I would say better for your joints right now. Just keep doing wha tyou are doing. sounds great.

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