Carbon Dioxide and Fat Burning

Carbon burning. Courtesy of Nikon D7200

Carbon dioxide can be produced from oxygen and from fat breaking down,” is a concept that most people cannot get their heads around.

I took another look through some of my biology and chemistry books to refresh my memory about the break down of fat in the body. Sure enough, fat, which consists of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen does produce energy while breaking down into water (hydrogen and oxygen) and carbon dioxide (carbon and oxygen). The water escapes via sweat and the urinary tract and the carbon goes out the lungs.

It is like burning wood: more oxygen = more heat + more carbon dioxide.

So, according to researchers Ruben Meerman and Andrew Brown for the University of New South Wales, Austrailia, to burn 10 kilograms (22 pounds) of fat, a person needs to intake 29 kg. (64 lbs.) of oxygen and will produce 38 kg (62 lbs.) of carbon dioxide and 11 kg (24 lbs.) of water.

This makes sense to me as the serious kick-boxing and fitness trainees breathe deeply and the overweight novices breathe in a series of short pants. It usually takes a few weeks before the beginners either start breathing deeper or drop out. Another observation is that I rarely see the unfit and overweight people really breathing hard during training or fitness tests. They tend to just move along at the same mediocre pace literally for years at a time. Little do they know that they are missing out on huge benefits of deep breathing.

This science of breathing all ties in with building strength and fat-loss. The deep breathing draws in the needed oxygen to produce energy as well as get rid of the excess carbon. Just like some guys with fast cars insist that they have to drive it fast to “clean out the carbon.”

In his book, Yoga and Health, yoga instructor, Selvarajan Yesudian talked about breath control and weight control. One of his clients had tried all sorts of exercise, including boxing, to lose weight. Yesudian explained to her that deep, regular breathing would reduce fat. Then, according to this yoga guru, his female client did reduce her body weight by changing the way that she breathed while swimming. Yesudian then observed an underweight man who was able to increase his body weight through a series of breath retentions, while the man was body surfing. Something that I just might explore on my next trip to Kona, Hawaii.

In the meantime, you can learn much more about breathing and conditioning in my book:
Strength-Endurance Secrets: Build an Unstoppable 2nd Wind for $39.

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And as an added bonus, I am including a Special Report: Setter’s Seven Simple (Herbal) Supplements. This Special Report explains reveals the readily available, inexpensive and even free herbs that can reduce inflammation of your joints and boost your immunity, energy, concentration and libido. Many of these herbs are used in expensive medication. But, you can reap the same benefits for as much as less than 1/10th of the cost. This report can save you thousands of dollars in medications.

Order your copy of: Strength-Endurance Secrets and get your FREE Special Report today.

Stay Keen,
Coach Doug

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