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Strenuous/Vigorous Exercise During a Longer Fast

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10 Nov 2010 23:54 #5352 by loquat1
loquat1 created the topic: Strenuous/Vigorous Exercise During a Longer Fast
Thx 4 those replies re arterial health Doc. Much appreciated. Here's my nxt ?'n on a slightly diffrnt tack. (BTW, if my abbrev'ns annoy, let me know, & I shall desist 4thwith).

To date, I have tried only short fasts of 1-3 days, largely passive, except 4 some mild exercise (eg walking, gardening, resistence, etc). I now want to try a much longer fast - say 14-21 days. From reading other threads, I know u r an advocate of the so-called 'active' fast. Assuming optimum fitness 4 my age, etc (ie gradually building up 2 it), could your advocacy of active fasting extend 2 include 'Peak 8' exercises as espoused by our good friend Dr J Mercola?

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loquat1

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11 Nov 2010 02:17 #5353 by Marsh
Marsh replied the topic: Re: Strenuous/Vigorous Exercise During a Longer Fast
Exercising during fasting is a good idea, as it prevents you getting bored and breaking the fast.
The first 3 days, I take it easy, and after that, my strength returns and as long as I don't try to maintain a pace of a sprinter runner, then I'm fine.
Near the end of the fast, I will increase my intensity, by swopping running for the bike on longer sessions. It works for me, as my body gets used to maintaining active, when in fast mode.

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12 Nov 2010 21:33 - 12 Nov 2010 21:34 #5359 by loquat1
loquat1 replied the topic: Re: Strenuous/Vigorous Exercise During a Longer Fast
Thx 4 that Marsh. Useful 2 know, & sounds like a sensible regimen. But you've slightly skirted round the main thrust of my ?'n 2 the good Dr - I suspect mainly coz my ?'n is badly worded.

So let me re-state it more directly: How safe is it 2 push y/self 2 the max 4 relatively short bursts during a fast (ie not endurance-type exercise), assuming optimum fitness? That is the basis of 'Peak 8', in a nutshell. Plse google it, & you'll c what I mean.

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loquat1

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12 Nov 2010 22:05 #5360 by Marsh
Marsh replied the topic: Re: Strenuous/Vigorous Exercise During a Longer Fast
I do short intensive blasts when fasting as well.
Before I go to bed, I do 20mins on the bike at high intensity to the point of almost total exhaustion. Also as its inside, I can really push myself and even deep into a fast, by the end of the session, I'm literally dripping with sweat, my body is really worked up.
I can't see the harm in pushing to the max during a fast and it curbs the hunger from fasting. It does get really hard by the 8th day, as all my energy is nearly gone, and living on adrenaline. I reckon after 10 days, one should give a couple days' break.

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12 Nov 2010 23:21 #5363 by loquat1
loquat1 replied the topic: Re: Strenuous/Vigorous Exercise During a Longer Fast
That's great. Just what I needed 2 know. Thx.

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