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    Rural work

    Hey everyone! Can someone with experience tell me how many calories are burnt doing rural work? To be more specific, we do works like walking in hilly terrain moving logs and olive branches from one place to another, hitting cut branches to remove olives in order to make olive oil, etc... I know I didn't help you at all, but Hivers from Greece, Italy, Spain, should know what I'm talking about... Thanks

    #2
    In my experience: not enough. We humans are too at good doing manual labour. Shoveling dirt does not make you bulikier, it just gives you a sore back.

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      #3
      I've found this web, .... ......


      http://calorielab.com/burned/?mo=se&...180&un=lb&kg=0

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        #4
        Cabriel Thanks! That is veeeery helpful ! ! ! Andi64 I know they don't seem much but working for about 6 hrs (and I mean ACTUALLY working out), 2000 cals are something... I hope I am thinking right..!

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          #5
          I was in better shape when I was a landscaper but my body eventually got used to the work and it wasn’t losing weight anymore, just maintaining.

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            #6
            Hedwiga Does our Milky Way have gardens??? Joking oc... I don't need to lose weight (1.90m/75kg no fat)... So what I want is to not gain and maybe do a little cardio (LISS I imagine...) in order to do HIIT in the evening and be ok... From what you told, I suppose this is feasible...

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              #7
              the longer you have been doing a particular activity, the more efficient your body gets at it, and you burn less calories/gain less fittness benefits from doing it - it just becomes maintence activity for you at some point. Granted, with hard manual labor you will be maintaining a high standard of fittnes. But. The type of liss/strength endurance work this sounds like will not provide much crossover benefit for something like hiit. They are different sorts of fittness all together.

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                #8
                'rin So you say that at some point, all my body will understand is HIIT and whatever different I do... Will it not be enough? Given that I workout 5/week at a pretty high intensity

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                  #9
                  If your workout never gets harder/changes, then yes your body will just adapt to it. It won't take a high intensity to complete the same workout eventually.

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