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Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon2113, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Is sex not an option?
  2. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    Walking fast but it depends on how long in time. If two minutes slow and two minutes fast walking fast uses more calories x
  3. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    Can you have sex while you are walking?
  4. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Walking fast then shagging slowly [​IMG]
  5. No....I'll spill my beer.
  6. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter


    Calories burned when walking:

    2.0 Mph, Level, Slow Pace, Firm Surface

    <u>170 </u>calories per hour

    Assuming a body weight of: 150 lbs

    3.0 Mph, Level, Moderate Pace, Firm Surface

    <u>224 </u>calories per hour

    Assuming a body weight of: 150 lbs

    4.0 Mph, Level, Firm Surface, Very Brisk Pace

    340 calories per hour

    Assuming a body weight of: 150 lbs

    You wouldn't believe how many types of walking have been calorie counted on this site:

    As for calories burned during sexual activity... according to the same site it doesn't begin to compare even with a slow walk even if you keep it up for an hour (so to speak...).

  7. Not tried it, but I can imagine a number of ways of making it possible, some easier than others.
  8. Richie Millions

    Richie Millions New commenter

    I am afraid Belle that the nearest I have ever got I believe to a "moment of pleasure" is on hearing a Picardy third. A harmonic progression which when you expect a minor chord raises the third by a semi tone and creates a major third. For example the final chord in Coventry Carol. Ecstasy x

  9. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    We'll agree to disagree on this one. My research and several different personal trainer friends and epople of various sporty type professions have suggested otherwise to me.
    I wasn't explaining merely you (or, actually to you at all) but to the thread at large. I was just quoting your post and elaborating on it.
  10. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

  11. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter


    Myth: Exercise done at a low intensity, such as walking, is
    better at fat burning than other high-intensity activities, like running
    or cardio activities where you push yourself very hard.

    The Truth: In a strict scientific sense, these claims are true
    because working at a lower intensity requires less quick energy and a
    higher percentage of fat is burned. But you'll also burn fewer calories
    than you would if, for the same amount of time, you work out at a harder
    intensity (running versus walking). If you're trying to lose weight,
    even though a higher percentage of fat is being used, a lower total
    amount of fat is lost.

    Whether increased fat burning will result in actual weight loss is
    dependent upon several variables, including the total calories burned
    (which include both fat and carbohydrate calories) and the total fat
    calories burned. If you do work at a low intensity, you need to increase
    the time spent exercising to burn more calories. What matters most is
    the total number of calories burned. If you burned 250 calories every
    day from a short, fast jog, you'd see a bigger difference in weight and
    fat loss than if you walked everyday for the same amount of time. The
    number of fat calories you burn isn't that important, because even if
    you burn a lot of carb calories, these need to be replaced both by the
    carbs you eat in your diet and also within your body. Your fat stores
    will be broken down and transformed into carbohydrates when you need
    fuel. Even if you're burning lots of carb calories and less fat calories
    through exercise, your fat still inevitably gets used.

  12. seren - do some sport and then use google.

  13. dummies. com?
    Truth and myth?
    Jesus wept, I bet you are really fit and healthy and have lots of toned muscles?

  14. fantastischfish

    fantastischfish Established commenter

    Actually, no. I can't even be bothered....
  15. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    As a result of several weeks being trained by cardiac rehabilitation specialist physiotherapists twice a week I am, actually.
    Measuring pulse rates before, during and after cardio workouts etc and following their advice regarding exercise both in the gym and out of it and doing as I was told has ensured that I am more fit, healthy and toned than I've ever been.
    To be fair, though, their advice for prolonged good health was that the easiest and most effective form of exercise to maintain a healthy heart and to lose weight and maintain the loss was to take brisk walks daily, the longer the better. Brisk was the important bit for heart rate.

  16. Which is what I do.
    As you have had a heart attack, I find this very sad, if this was the only advice you had. Brisk is a relative measure.

  17. Just on my way out for a brisk walk to the diet-coke pub. Can say that in the long f*cking unbelievably tedious hours i spent treadmilling last summer, there was sod all difference calorie-wise between walking fast (i.e. sweat fast) and slow jogging on the digital display. I can't run for long because of knackered knees. I used to put the gradient up when walking to compensate. Even then - some but not much.
    I would say overall that the kick your metabolism gets from doing actually anything is not worth quibbling over Some Calories' difference between strenuous walking and slow jogging.
    There speaks a qualified expert. [​IMG]
  18. Anonymous

    Anonymous New commenter

    lol - considering how intensive cardiac rehab is over a period of weeks I'm amused at the idea that the only advice we were given was to walk briskly.
    Bottom line is that walking briskly will burn more calories than walking slowly and that was the original question so if cosmos sticks with that terminology she has most certainly won - depending on who the argument was with that's more important than the difference between burning calories and burning fat. Especially if it was mr cosmos... [​IMG]
  19. So you have never done your exercise at optimum for fat burning, then? The point is not how fast or slow you do something, it is about your resting pulse rate and your optimal training rate.

  20. No it will not necessarily - and that is my point.

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