Calorie to Workout Ratio?

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  1. Riffmeister11

    Riffmeister11 Red Belt

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    I was reading BJ Penn's interview over at fightline.com and he talked about his training and stuff and how Tony Aponte told him about the Calorie to Workout ratio. That's pretty interesting, can anyone school me on the said topic?
     
  2. Cap'n

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    You mean...calories in vs calories out? Sure.

    Calories in < Calories out = weight loss

    Calories in > Calories out = weight gain.
     
  3. Revok

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    If you're looking for a breakdown of how many calories certain exercises burn per minute, I think they're mostly bullshit. A vast amount of the caloric loss from say, sprinting or any other hard anaerobic work occurs over a period of up to 36 hours afterwards (google "excessive post-exercise oxygen consumption"). Also most numbers you'll find can't account for bodyweight, body composition, ambient temperature, existing fitness levels, not to mention acclimation to the exercise through specificity and well-developed form (think of how inefficiently most people sprint, for example - how could you possibly come out with a standardised rate of energy use for that?).
     

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