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Has anyone got any routines or tips to increase endurence ??

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Just for the record this morning for my breakfast i had 2 oranges and for my lunch i had 2 large carrots because i'm avoiding gaining calories because i need to get my B.M.I down another 3 points.
 
#4
greenbaggyskin said:
The answer is Fartlek.

Depending on how you arrange it, you will improve stamina, speed or both.

Look it up on't'inter.
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Cheers Greenbaggyskin, I've just looked it up on the net.

This is good training for 1500m, 5k and 3k.

•10 minutes warm up jog
•Repeat 6 times - Stride hard for 3 minutes with 1 minute jog run recovery.
•10 minute cool down jog

I will do all that on running track next time i go to the gym. :D
 
#6
Some decent long runs to increase stamina. You need a decent level of fitness before starting fartlek training to get the best from it. You need to be increasing your heart rate for a decent amount of time; 20-30 minutes, and walking won't do that.

Stop avoiding the weights machines; you need to build your upper-body strength to carry weight properly. Running will make you very fit, lean and wiry, but you won't be able to tab with weight for love nor money because you won't have the muscle.
 
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Bravo_Zulu said:
Some decent long runs to increase stamina. You need a decent level of fitness before starting fartlek training to get the best from it. You need to be increasing your heart rate for a decent amount of time; 20-30 minutes, and walking won't do that.

Stop avoiding the weights machines; you need to build your upper-body strength to carry weight properly. Running will make you very fit, lean and wiry, but you won't be able to tab with weight for love nor money because you won't have the muscle.
Not true.

I'm thinking the only experience of the Army you have is from this site and as a cadet AI.
 
#8
morganic said:
What i'm doing at present is spending over an hour in the gym on the cardio machines and also doing sit ups.
I stay clear of all the muscle building equipment because i'm not in it to having the body beautiful because i believe that will come with all the fittness work i'm doing.
Today i went on a walk that was well 6 miles in distance and i made sure my route contained uphill walks. I lost nearly 2 kg's on my walk this morning. :D


Did you swallow a golfball sized lump of amphetamines and roly poly to Scarborough and back ?
 
#9
zulu-uhlu said:
You lost 2kg on a 6 mile walk?

Are you winding us up? 8O
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No really i did lose nearly 2 kg's. I was wearing a big thick green jacket, jumper, polo shirt, t-shirt and 2 bin bags underneath it all. B.M.I is the only thing stopping me having my medical according to the very strict doctor and new regulations.
 
#10
morganic said:
zulu-uhlu said:
You lost 2kg on a 6 mile walk?

Are you winding us up? 8O
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No really i did lose nearly 2 kg's. I was wearing a big thick green jacket, jumper, polo shirt, t-shirt and 2 bin bags underneath it all. B.M.I is the only thing stopping me having my medical according to the very strict doctor and new regulations.
Hmmmmm, how long did it take you to do the 6 miles?
 
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I'm trying to lose weight at the moment, I'm thinking of trying this out i just need to know if the jacket has to be green as i only have a big thick black jacket will this still work?
 
#12
Geordie_Blerk said:
Bravo_Zulu said:
Some decent long runs to increase stamina. You need a decent level of fitness before starting fartlek training to get the best from it. You need to be increasing your heart rate for a decent amount of time; 20-30 minutes, and walking won't do that.

Stop avoiding the weights machines; you need to build your upper-body strength to carry weight properly. Running will make you very fit, lean and wiry, but you won't be able to tab with weight for love nor money because you won't have the muscle.
Not true.

I'm thinking the only experience of the Army you have is from this site and as a cadet AI.
You think wrong; new batteries for your civvy-spotter, perhaps.

My post is from my experience as a naturally small and skinny whippet who used once upon a time to have real trouble on anything involving carrying weight despite having a run time of 8.33. Lots of upper-body work helped with that.

If you run in a bin bag, the weight you lose is water and will be put back on when you have a drink. It's not an effective or sensible way of trying to lose weight to meet the BMI target.
 
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zulu-uhlu said:
morganic said:
zulu-uhlu said:
You lost 2kg on a 6 mile walk?

Are you winding us up? 8O
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No really i did lose nearly 2 kg's. I was wearing a big thick green jacket, jumper, polo shirt, t-shirt and 2 bin bags underneath it all. B.M.I is the only thing stopping me having my medical according to the very strict doctor and new regulations.
Hmmmmm, how long did it take you to do the 6 miles?
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90 mins... i was also wearing trousers and big desert boots lol..Also i had to get across busy roads and islands. As it's half term there are no lollipop ladies around when you need them lol..
 
#15
Bravo_Zulu said:
Geordie_Blerk said:
Bravo_Zulu said:
Some decent long runs to increase stamina. You need a decent level of fitness before starting fartlek training to get the best from it. You need to be increasing your heart rate for a decent amount of time; 20-30 minutes, and walking won't do that.

Stop avoiding the weights machines; you need to build your upper-body strength to carry weight properly. Running will make you very fit, lean and wiry, but you won't be able to tab with weight for love nor money because you won't have the muscle.
Not true.

I'm thinking the only experience of the Army you have is from this site and as a cadet AI.
You think wrong; new batteries for your civvy-spotter, perhaps.

My post is from my experience as a naturally small and skinny whippet who used once upon a time to have real trouble on anything involving carrying weight despite having a run time of 8.33. Lots of upper-body work helped with that.

If you run in a bin bag, the weight you lose is water and will be put back on when you have a drink. It's not an effective or sensible way of trying to lose weight to meet the BMI target.
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I'm more concerned about burning calories. As long as i don't stuff my face with junk afterwards i'm happy. Tonight i will go to the gym and spend over an hour in there burning any calories off i may have gained during the day. I will burn more calories then my body will intake during a workout.
 
#16
I'm more concerned about burning calories. As long as i don't stuff my face with junk afterwards i'm happy. Tonight i will go to the gym and spend over an hour in there burning any calories off i may have gained during the day. I will burn more calories then my body will intake during a workout.[/quote]

Are you in possession of a vagina and fat inflated hips by chance ?
 
#17
The 4 lbs you lost was water weight mate.

After a drink you'll pu tit back on.

Bin bags are a no no aswell. You'll raise your body temperature, be unable to work as hard as if you were cooler and thus burn less calories.
Think how hungry you get during the winter compared to the summer.
 
#18
morganic said:
[. Tonight i will go to the gym and spend over an hour in there burning any calories off i may have gained during the day. I will burn more calories then my body will intake during a workout.
You make it sound as though you can "gain" calories through osmosis or perhaps conduction.
You only way to take on calories is through the food and drink you consume.
A brisk six mile walk is hardly taxing, no matter how many big green coats you wear, although attempting anything more strenuous than playing kerplunk fuelled by just a couple of carrots, is foolish.
More food, less coats, more fizz = less you.
 
#19
now i'm no dietician but sounds like your diet is wrong. you need to put the correct fuel into your body to get the best performance from it. I was once told this addage which i've stuck too and it works for me 'eat like a king for breakfast, a prince at lunch and a pauper at dinner.
also what sort of times of the day do you eat, i think this also helps, eating a big evening meal at say 8 in the evening is no good for you ( my opinion only mind ).
my breakfast consists of a high fibre cereal e.g shredded wheat,weetabix etc and lots of it with toast (no rich toppings like jam etc).
lunch is varied, say tuna pasta salad and evening meal is well balanced meal with lots of veg and never eaten after 6. i also drink lots of water. i ve had to watch my diet, not because of weight but i cant take salt so everything is fresh - no processed / microwave crap for me. i drink plenty of brews aswell but no sugar.
in terms of exercise, i do cardio, if using a running machine then i put a slight incline on and slowly up the speed and then up the incline. some rowing machine work - working on distance rather than speed but with speed bursts spread throughout the workout. abit of cycling. do abit of weight work. i work on the addage that i must be able to sets of 10 - 15 reps on say the lat trainer lifting half my body weight. this principle is used on all of the weight machines. hope this helps
 
#20
I was just reading a report about weight loss through having soup as a main meal instead! Fills you up more than the constituant parts and stops you snacking! (worth a try??)

I would be rather concerned about loosing weight by just sweating it out. not very healthy. Much that I hate to say it, cut out the beer, eat more veggies and keep going at the gym.

If they do a circuit class, go along. Not only is it a damn good workout but it'll get you used to the kind of Phys that will become a regular occurance if and when you join.

All good advice above.

Good luck
 

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