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Hello all

My name is Alex and I am a 31-year-old male who work as an overseas escort for the immigration service. I am happily married to a wonderful woman.

I did quite a bit of running when I was at university (4 years ago) but have since concentrated on building up bulk because of my job. I would not say I am fat but I do have a bit of a love handle and belly thing going on at the moment. My goal is to burn off that love handle and belly but not to lose too much muscle.

I have only just gotten back into running and use an HRM for feedback. At the moment I am not particularly interested in getting PBs or anything like that. Just burning the excess fat off. Because of my job it is very difficult to have a regular schedule as I may only work for 6 hours or 3 days depending on the nature of the particular job. Any hints would be appreciated.

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Chalky
 

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Hi Alex

Well the good news is that running is a great way to get rid of excess fat. There is no particular way to burn fat. Some people suggest long slow runs as this is supposed to burn more fat but shorter runs at a higher intensity will also do the job. I have found that running before breakfast helps me to lose fat. I think it is because I do not eat as much after the run as I would do had I not been out running.

Running is a great form of exercise if you have irregular work patterns. There isn't the complication of having to meet up with team mates all you need do is get out there and run. A piece of advice I received a few years ago was always make sure you have some clean kit available, then when ever you get time you will be able to get out running.

If you life style is irregular keep a training log then every few weeks you can look back and see if you got enough training in and if not perhaps identify why not and correct it.

Hope that helps
 

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Welcome to the forum, and good luck with your mission :d
 

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Edward Chapman said:
If you life style is irregular keep a training log then every few weeks you can look back and see if you got enough training in and if not perhaps identify why not and correct it.
I find the training blog on this forum very good for this, it even adds your distances up for you! Good advice about the clean kit, too.
 

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If running outside is not practical when away on business use the hotel gym and run on the treadmill. If there is no gym, buy yourself a skipping rope to use in your room, eg. 10mins in the morning, 10 in the evening ! Just so that you are not missing out completely and lose interest in the whole fitness/fat burning thing until you can fit a run in. Again, keeping a training log is a great help.
 
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