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Hello everyone! My name is Stella im 21 years old, I'm 161 cm and 51 kg, I'm a "pear shaped " and I hold most of my fat on my lower body thighs ..my goal is to get a long distance runner's body. .very low in body fat percentage with lean muscles. .my question is how long will it take me to reach my goal? What training plan, workouts, exercises should i do and also what should I eat to achieve my goal, also I'm a normal weight for my height but in order to loose body fat in have to drop weight . . I'm confussed, please help
Wrong forum. Bunch of wannabe schlubs around here. Best place to get answers from real runners...
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Eating controls weight. Run for exercise and health, it doesn't burn all that many calories.
I've done my best to live the right way. I get up every morning and go to work each day. (for now)
This really depends on how much someone runs. Running a lot burns quite a few calories.
Old , Ugly and slow
your BMI IS 20 that is very good.
I would just run 3 times a week for health.
also do some type of lifting twice a week.
at 5 3 and 112 you can't be carrying that much fat
first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007
2018 goals 1000 miles , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes
geez, the time spent running only does around 100-130 calories per mile, but the time recovering burns FAR more than the time recovering from NOTHING. Concentrating on the calories burned WHILE running is missing 2/3 of the picture.
When someone is already fit, and simply desires to shape their body differently, running alone isn't going to do it. For one, there is no such thing as "spot reduction". Doing a lot of running won't make your butt smaller without also making other parts smaller. It might even make your butt bigger, if you use your glutes a lot (look at sprinters). A trainer is the best person to talk with about body shaping.
55-59 age group - University of Oregon alumni - Irreverent and Annoying
To some extent our body shape is determined by genetics. Yes you can probably diet and exercise your way to a somewhat different body shape, but at 21 do you really want to battle your genes from now on? Concentrate on eating well and staying fit but don't obsess about obtaining a certain look. It's also very important to maintain bone health at this stage of your life. Good health is about so much more than achieving a certain appearance. Be the healthiest "you" and don't worry about looking like someone else.
There was a girl in my high school's athletic district that was a very good distance runner. She received a scholarship to a Pac10 (now Pac12) school, and placed in the NCAA XC and track championships. You would NEVER know she was a distance runner of that caliber by looking at her; she was basically a barrel with short arms and legs. This was someone who ran 50-80 miles a week and was in the prime of her youth. The point is, sometimes genetics regarding body shape cannot be changed.
However, for most people who are overweight, burning off extra fat and building strong muscles will change the shape of their body substantially.