I hope you’re having a great week, I love it when the sun is out and we all just feel that much better from some much-needed Vitamin D.
“Run 10k Every day”
So I was watching the Biggest Loser Final…….and although Kevin won it…………….
I was particularly impressed with this girl ‘Jessie’…….
Make no mistake, these 2 (and all the contestants) made MASSIVE improvements and have changed their lives and healths MASSIVELY.
However, When Jessie was asked what she did after the show………….She said
” I just ran 10k every day”
Let’s just think about that for a minute.
That’s a lot of work.
Just look at what Funny bloke John Bishop did recently —> http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/4163603/John-Bishop-news-comic-cycles-180-miles-rows-the-channeland-runs-marathon-to-raise-money-for-2500000-vaccinations.html
and also, do you remember Eddie Izzard’s plight in 2009 when he ran 43 marathoins in 51 days?!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8256589.stm
That’s A LOT of TIME.
Now, you can take some advice from this, and start running, and you will probably lose weight. However,
1) The leaner you are………….it probably won’t make that much of a difference.
2) If you’re going to run 10k everyday, that’s still going to be more than 7 hours of time you will have to free up.
3) The more you do something that repetitive………….the likelihood of injuries increases.
4) I recommend around 3-5 hours training…..BUT FOOD ALWAYS COMES FIRST.
Take home message?
You NEED to have a training program that you can ACTUALLY FOLLOW!
It’s no good telling someone to train 7 hours a week when they work 8 hours a day, need family time, time to tidy up the house and actually have a life! Which is why aerobic exercise (while good)……….is not particularly efficient in terms of time. I particularly like 4-5 hours a week as a great target (and often not exceeding 5 hours unless simply walking).
They even demonstrated that you can get similar benefits here on The One show’ —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4S3-Jk0OCY
and I wrote up about the Truth about exercise on BBC 1 right here —> http://www.yournextlevelfitness.co.uk/?p=2151
If you have 3 hours, It would make much more sense to do 4 x 45 minute session using weights and high intensity intervals – or maybe 3 of these sessions, with 1 aerobic exercise session. I spoke about training quality instead of quantity right HERE.
You know what? If you only have a limited amount of time…….your best bet would be to plan your meals 🙂
No blog next week – Hope you won’t miss me!!!!