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Could lifting weights speed up metabolism as much as cardio?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Different.: Weight training builds lean muscle which is metabolically active around the clock, day and night. While some studies suggest that cardiovascular exercise may stimulate the metabolism for as much as 48 hours after the exercise, it may be much less time. Both are best in combination.
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