Memyselfandi asked in HealthDiet & Fitness Β· 4 years ago

45 year old male. I have flatlined on losing weight.?

I have been doing the treadmill on the 12 incline at the 4 speed for about 2 months and I have been doing the intermittent fasting diet where I only eat between the hours of 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. for about two months. I also quit soda. I have lost t 20 lbs that way and I have about 30 more lbs I would like to lose but I seem to have flatlined for the past week or so where I'm not losing any more weight. I have also noticed that my legs are in great shape but my upper body hasn't changed much at all.

I want to shift to doing the treadmill twice a week and doing an upper body workout three times a week. It's been hard for me to break away from my treadmill routine because I burn about 450 calories in a half hour per day of doing it. What are some upper body exercises I can do that still burn a lot of calories?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    You're still young, you should be able to lose weight if you simply cut back on food portions and implement some sort of exercise routine. Say 25 minutes of light jogging πŸƒ6 days / week. Increase by 5 minutes every week until you get to 45 minutes, then go for longer pace in a quicker time. Wind sprints are best for losing weight and getting heart πŸ’“ rate up πŸ”Ό

    90% of losing weight is your diet. You might be able to burn πŸ”₯ πŸ”Ÿ0's of calories on the treadmill, however, you'll need to greatly reduce the amount of calories you consume if you wish to lose weight. There's an estimated 35C calories p/ib of body fat. If you cut back 5C each day, that means you lose one pound every week. Don't focused so much on weight lifting πŸ‹ if your main goal is just weight reduction.

    Source(s): LifeAdvice
  • 4 years ago

    Swim! Practice the different strokes. If you don't know how to swim, take lessons. Join the local YMCA (or pay for the lessons and join a gym that has a pool). Your body is weightless in the water so there's no stress to any of your joints(like there is when running) and if you're performing the strokes properly, it works out the upper body as well as helping to keep your legs toned.

  • 4 years ago

    Change up your workout. You've been doing the same thing for 2 months; therefore, you have adapted to it via muscle memory. Now is the time to create a more challenging workout. The stair stepper is really good. I do suggest that you incorporate upper body exercise such as push-ups or planks.

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