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07-24-2010, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by pucko View Post
Yes, it is my impression that, simply put, you store energy (carbs) before the game and then use up this energy during the game and then replenish it with post game snacks. Which leads me to believe that it is hard or impossible to burn fat this way. But If I cannot burn fat, I cannot lose weight even if I played 7 days a week. So answering my own question, I can come to a conclusion that it is not possible to lose weight JUST playing hockey. Maybe I am wrong. I just read different sources and I am always confused about those things.
It's possible, but not extremely efficient.

Remember that your body is also burning calories throughout the day. Muscles require calories to keep going. If you add muscle, you are naturally burning more calories.... even just by sitting around.

What might be very effective for a guy like yourself is 2-3 days a week of weightlifting. Think of hockey as just the cardio aspect to your regiment.

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