Fit vs. Fat

dave_alexanderDave Alexander – a 55-year-old, 5’8’’, 260 pound man – has become the center of attention in the fit versus fat controversy. Despite a BMI of 40 (30 is considered obese), Mr. Alexander has competed in 276 triathlons in 37 different countries over the last 7 years. His intense regular weekly training routine (swims 5 miles, runs 30 miles, and bikes 200) enabled him to recently complete a super triathlon in which he biked 448 miles, ran 104.8 miles, and swam 9.2 miles. When asked about his self image, Dave Alexander replied, “I don’t care what people say about me, as long as it inspires them to go out and exercise.”

Well hey, I didn’t know there was a ‘Fit vs Fat’ controversy, but if a guy can exercise THIS MUCH and not lose any weight, it has to make you wonder if starting your weight loss journey by killing yourself at the gym makes much sense.


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