I love the SP program and I really appreciate the time and energy devoted to providing good information to the members so my comments are about content and not about the good people that contributed to this article.
I strongly agree with three of the four mistakes. I do take exception with the blanket comment that exercising in the fat burning zone is a mistake. When I walk I cannot walk fast enough to get my pulse above the fat burning zone due to a surgically repaired left knee. I've dealt with it since 1963 and have finally reached the point where I can no longer run due to the knee. I'm 70.
I understand that I cannot get the speed to raise my pulse but can walk hilly routes and keep increasing the incline on the treadmill to get the best workout I can. I know it takes longer to burn calories at my speed but it works for me and I know there are other Sparkpeople who have to do the same thing.
I would agree with you that working out in the fat burning zone isn't ideal but I strongly disagree that it is a mistake for all people.
- 6/26/2012 5:22:29 PM