|Appropriately enough, this was the first image I found when I googled "fat motherfucker."|
Why is walking not exercise unless you are a fat motherfucker? Because it cannot stimulate your heart enough to do anything worth a shit for your body. We all know that moving weight continually will accelerate your heart rate. And if your fat, and you walk, you have a lot of weight to accelerate, so it might actually do your heart something good. Especially since, if you are fat, most likely you aren't used to doing much of anything.
|And even if you are fat, you can't out walk a few pizzas.|
As you can see from this video--28kg is about 62 lbs, by the way, which you will note is around half her bodyweight--the point is to get up. She is using a kettlebell, but it can be done with a barbell, a sandbag, a human, or weightless.
The latter is how we are worried about it today. If you are in dire need of weightl loss, lie down on the floor, and get up til you are standing, and don't worry about holding anything. Your body will be moving against gravity, and against your lack of will power, which will be your biggest obstacle. Do it for time. If you are skinny, learn how to a getup from a trainer, and do it with weight for time. Increase weight as necessary.
Another exercise good for all of us would be squats. If you are fat, you will do them with your bodyweight.
Knees behind toes (for the most part, it's a little different with everyone), ass back, look straight. Do these for time, for reps, or however you feel like. Just do them. If you are skinny, add weight. Do them on one leg. Just do them. If you don't wish to walk, do these exercises, and your heart rate will go up, and you will start to get better conditioning, if you need it.
If you are a fat powerlifter, stop using the excuse that it helps you lift more weight, and eat something sensible and swing a goddamn kettlebell. It will make your deadlift go up.
|Not a fat powerlifter.|
In conclusion, none of you reading this (unless you are huge) should be walking for exercise. If you are cripple it goes without saying that walking is tough, but the rest of you have no business. If you are fat, take the stairs, and learn to squat, and learn to get up.