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can i lose weight with no sprints?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 14, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Hi everyone, i would like to lose some fat of my butt and legs, i started to eat paleo last week and was wondering if i have to include sprints in my exercise routine to lose some excess weight.I am not lazy, the problem is, that I need to prepare myself for final exams as a pilates instructor and it will be a lot of hard work. I have to work out at least half and hour every day. I have suppressed immunity system and if I go over my personal limits, I have sore throat immediately, feel fatigued and sick in generall. Sorry for my not-perfect english and thanks very much for your answer!:) I'm female 5'8 tall and 132 lbs, not fat, just a few pounds on my butt and thigts.

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at 03:43 PM

Maybe try the 80/20 rule as advised by Mark Sisson. Don't sweat it too much.

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at 03:38 PM

If you're already working out 1.5 hours a day and you are only 132 lbs at 5'8", you have nothing to worry about except body acceptance:-) A little fat on the butt and legs is healthy for women and in my opinion very attractive.

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at 12:28 PM

I just want to say that a little extra fat on the butt and thighs (for females) is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it is evolutionarily appropriate - a little extra fat is good for reproduction. Our culture is off-kilter with the excessive desire for leanness (IMO). But, of course, the answer to your question is yes, as noted by Matthius and Mike. And as a pilates instructor, you will be expected to be leaner than average (unfortunately).

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at 12:19 PM

Considering your your current height and weight, you may not be able to lose all the lower body fat you want without going truly underweight. Just go slow and be aware of the potential of distorted perception of your "fat" legs and butt. A big drop in calories isn't going to help your immune system either.

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at 11:34 AM

thank you for your quick advice! I will focus on the strict paleo diet:)

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at 11:09 AM

Sprinting will increase your cardiovascular fitness and endurance, improve your insulin sensitivity, and might contribute very slightly to leaning out, but weight loss is going to be determined mainly by your diet.

You can easily lose weight without sprints, but as long as you don't overexert yourself doing them, they're only going to benefit you.

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at 03:43 PM

Maybe try the 80/20 rule as advised by Mark Sisson. Don't sweat it too much.

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on May 14, 2012
at 11:34 AM

thank you for your quick advice! I will focus on the strict paleo diet:)

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at 11:35 AM

I agree with Matthius. I think if anything, adding more walking would be the best way to lose fat more quickly. Of course the fat loss won't necessarily be targeted on butt and thighs. Your body will shed the fat wherever it wants to and likely the places you want to target will be the last to go. So, just stick with the diet/walking and eventually you should get the results you want.

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You can lose weight without doing any physical exercise at all. But should you? No.

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