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January 7, 2012 9:17 AM
This isn't something that most people would advocate nor have the time to do but luckily I have a few hours in my day to dedicate to exercise.. a little bit about my current situation. I weigh 318lbs. This is the most I've ever weighed in my life and my health is taking a toll. My goal is to burn at least 3500 calories a day exercising. This does not include my BMR or any deficit from eating. I'm a former division I athlete so working out 3 hours a day is not something foreign to me, it's just been a while.. I will be posting my daily progress. My goal weight is 240lbs.

1/6/2011 - 3560 calories
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January 7, 2012 1:40 PM
Be careful
January 7, 2012 1:47 PM
Doing that much cardio doesn't make much sense to me. I used to run a decent amount, and right now I'm at your weight, and a 5 mile, 1 hour run would only be ~700-750 calories for me. I think you might want to reevaluate how you assess the quality of your workouts besides just "calories burned".

EDIT: Didn't realize how tall you were. Still, I don't see how 3500 can be obtained without just doing nothing but cardio. What exactly is your workout plan like?
Edited by Nopedotjpeg On January 7, 2012 1:48 PM
January 7, 2012 1:49 PM
I don't know if trying to burn that much a day is a good idea. Exercise is good, but too much can hurt you. If I were in your shoes, I would exercise (in moderation) as well as re-evaluate how I'm eating.
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January 7, 2012 1:50 PM
I should add that I am 7' tall. I am going to burn more calories than the average person.
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January 7, 2012 1:53 PM
Today I did an hour of circuit weight training and about 2hr 20 minutes of cardio w/ a half an hour break in between (which I did not log). In college, basketball, we worked out for 3-4 hours a day 6 days a week so this type of workout routine is nothing new for me.
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January 7, 2012 1:56 PM
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Today I did an hour of circuit weight training and about 2hr 20 minutes of cardio w/ a half an hour break in between (which I did not log). In college, basketball, we worked out for 3-4 hours a day 6 days a week so this type of workout routine is nothing new for me.


If you're already conditioned for it, then have at it. Just don't have one of those extreme deficits that some women think they need because then "what's the point of cardio?" You can lose weight at a good pace while still eating heartily if you're working out that much.
Edited by Nopedotjpeg On January 7, 2012 2:01 PM
January 7, 2012 1:58 PM
Good point, I plan on eating my calorie goal. It's necessary and I'll be lethargic if I don't. Plus I love food :)
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January 7, 2012 1:59 PM
Looking at your food intake - you are at a massive deficit?
January 7, 2012 2:00 PM
posts crossed I think :O)
January 7, 2012 2:05 PM
QUOTE:

Looking at your food intake - you are at a massive deficit?


It's going to be every day if you factor in the exercise calories. I plan on eating around 2300 calories a day.
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January 7, 2012 2:11 PM
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QUOTE:

Looking at your food intake - you are at a massive deficit?


It's going to be every day if you factor in the exercise calories. I plan on eating around 2300 calories a day.


I would consider netting 2300 instead of eating 2300. I don't buy the "starvation mode" entirely, but you're not going to be doing your muscles any favors by having a negative net calorie intake.
January 7, 2012 2:12 PM
Sorry if I'm confused.
If you eat 2300 and work off 3500 that's already a deficit without you actually being alive.

If we say you burn 2500-3000 a day normally before exercise the deficit will be massive.
Sorry if I totally misunderstand.
January 7, 2012 2:46 PM
QUOTE:

Sorry if I'm confused.
If you eat 2300 and work off 3500 that's already a deficit without you actually being alive.

If we say you burn 2500-3000 a day normally before exercise the deficit will be massive.
Sorry if I totally misunderstand.


Yes, it will be massive, but that's the point. Weight will drop quicker. That said, I can't afford to starve myself either, aka only eat 1200 calories a day. This isn't something I plan on doing forever as it's not sustainable but I plan on doing 1 - 1 1/2 hours a day once I get closer to my goal weight of something like cross fit to keep myself in shape and regain some of the muscle that I've lost. I am overweight now and can afford the larger calorie deficits. I realize I am going to lose muscle but it's not the end of the world.
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January 7, 2012 3:00 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Sorry if I'm confused.
If you eat 2300 and work off 3500 that's already a deficit without you actually being alive.

If we say you burn 2500-3000 a day normally before exercise the deficit will be massive.
Sorry if I totally misunderstand.


Yes, it will be massive, but that's the point. Weight will drop quicker. That said, I can't afford to starve myself either, aka only eat 1200 calories a day. This isn't something I plan on doing forever as it's not sustainable but I plan on doing 1 - 1 1/2 hours a day once I get closer to my goal weight of something like cross fit to keep myself in shape and regain some of the muscle that I've lost. I am overweight now and can afford the larger calorie deficits. I realize I am going to lose muscle but it's not the end of the world.


What did you eat like when you were in basketball practice? It's not a question of "mental toughness", doing workouts like this while having a negative net calories is basically starving yourself. You'll lose weight yes, but less of it will be fat.
January 7, 2012 3:03 PM
I think this is amazing. I have ran two marathons and did not burn 3500 calories. I know I could not do this every day.
January 7, 2012 3:04 PM
yikes, 3500 cals a day! whats ur excercise plan? cos im sure youll be excercising for more than just a few hours to get a burn that high!
January 7, 2012 3:10 PM
I have heard that losing weight too fast can affect your kidneys, etc. You might want to check with your doctor first. Otherwise congratulations on your commitment.
January 9, 2012 1:00 PM
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