Should I avoid sprinting while obese?

I'm 5'9" 206lbs 35% lard but I love running and have now done 6.25 mile runs at 56mins on multiple occasions and I can run for a solid hour now as well. I really need to knock these last roughly 50 lbs off and I thought maybe I should consider sprints. Also would calisthenics be more beneficial to me over a gym membership?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    i would refrain from any high-impact cardio if i were fat. you could cycle, swim, row, maybe even some boxing, but running and/or sprinting would not be worth the damage to your ankles, knees, and hips. you should lose weight first before you start running.

    as for which type of exercise you should do, pick whatever you are interested in to start and don't be afraid of shopping around. the number one factor for anyone making lifestyle changes is consistency and building habits. once you've developed good practices then you can pick and choose what you want to do and maintain a high level of consistency.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I have a stationary bike that I'm currently riding and I've put 2000 miles on it so far. I keep my running around to about 3 days a week at max and I don't do those challenge runs too often. Most runs are about 40 mins for me. My weight used to be 287lbs and I had a recent low of 182lbs back in fall before I had hemorrhoid that fucked my progress up for months.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you should avoid being obese

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I cleaned up the major offenders in my diet a few years ago now. I know I'm still eating at maintenance or even surplus but I've not had a soda since I was 24 and I'm 28 now.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You are destroying your body for a fleeting dopamine rush. Enjoy having no cartilage when you turn 40.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    You should continue running if you enjoy it, just do something else low impact in combination like swimming or cycling.
    You won't be able to do shit with in calisthenics if you're obese, it's typically the kind of of work out which is best when you have a low BMI.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      So would you recommend pure cardio and dieting or should I go get a gym membership already?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes. Focus on low impact HIIT until you're near your ideal weight and have developed muscle. Then you can do high impact explosive movements.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    bike or use an elliptical or both, you don't want to prematurely fuck your knees

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    you'll be fine. watch out for hamstring strains. sprinting uphill is safer.

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly for the long term health of your knees swim till your weight is a little lower then switch up to running.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I actually can't swim good. Never learned how to really do it. I've tried recently but my hamstrings were threatening to spasm. Plus getting the arm and leg coordination down isn't easy when I have few opportunities to actually get in water. I fucking live within view of the ocean as well so this is bullshit that I never learned.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Liss cardio is based

    Calisthenic is based (and fun) for fatties, as it makes you use a lot of muscles, I'd suggest high volume calisthenic, it helped me shred, as it also improves vascularity. Warm up good all the joints you're going to use tjo stick to the basics:
    push ups,(feet assisted maybe for your shoulder) dips, skull crushers, floor angels, plank/hollow body, pull ups, inverted rows

    tbh drink carnitine (3g 2times a day) after carbs

    Drink green thea and black thea for theanine gains and hunger suppression

    Drink black coffee

    I'd run ECA if I was you tho ngl

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I do liss quite often as I get on my stationary bike for over an hour each time unless I'm warming up for a run. What is ECA btw?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        It's Ephedrine Caffeine and Aspirine

        It's a mild stimulant recipes, widely used yo cut and shred weight

        I think you have the cardio health to use it, look into it, it's cheap as fuck

        Also, you might be interested in yohimbine, for fasted cardio, it shreds you a shit ton. (0,2mg / 1 kg of bodyweight) if you feel bad taking it, a sugary drink (insuline spike) kills it's effects almost immediately

        Have fun, and godspeed anon

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >3g 2times a day
      And where do you get this info from?

      L-Carnitine is a bit expensive and e.g. one serving of stake contains like 75-150 mg of it. It's not found in any other food.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Buy it as a supplement kek, I bough 300g for 20 bucks

        6g it's a sporty-guy upper limit, pro BB hit even 10,20g in a day

        3g being the upper limit for dyel normal persons, but there are really no sides, just like stomach ache or minor bullshit like that

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    if your knees and tibia bones don't hurt like shit then you're free to go

    if they do tho, then you're better off switching to biking and maybe coming back once you're not fat piece of shit

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      They never really bother me. In fact what does bother me is when I get a callus under my toenails, one on each foot, the toes next to the big toe. I need to get better running shoes and refrain from downhill areas.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    that image is fucking gay, have a nice day

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hey, whatever brings the ISTboys to my thread.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    hey man I crunched some numbers, you should be eating about 1500 calories at your BF% and stats. Do about 150g of protein, 67g of fats (don't want to crash your test by cutting fat too much), and 76g of carbs. You can't outrun a shit diet when it comes to weight loss, the math just doesn't add up. It's good for cardiovascular health, but you should focus on resistance training to build up your metabolism. Unfortunately, putting on lean mass will be hard with the above macros, but since your BF% is really high I suggest you focus on cutting as much as you can before you hit a road block. If/when you do, go back to maintenance calories (about 2000 for you) and focus on putting on muscle. Then cut again after 2 months.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I was wondering where I should be making my cal limit. My tdee is 2,600 but didn't know what range would be ideal to cut at. I've hit a serious road block and I need to push through it because I've already managed to make lifestyle changes and have lost nearly a 100 lbs.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    6' 250 at the start of the pandemic. Was so bored at home I started going on jogs until over the course of 7 months I was running 7 miles every three days and lost 45 pounds during that stretch.

    Then I was sitting on the floor one day and twisted my leg while getting up and randomly tore my ACL. Knees were not meant to hold so much weight and pound on concrete at the same time.The wear and tear will get to them eventually so don't make my same mistake. Do HIIT workouts. Spending 20 minutes boxing or a rowing machine or bike with all your force for that amount of time is better for losing fat than running for an hour anyway. Your knees will thank you.

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