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Can you tell me in your opinionare there any downfalls to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Combine them.: No downfalls. Combine weight training with cardiovascular exercise for a complete and effective exercise program.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Are there any cons to strength training compared to aerobic exercise?

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Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Do both: Ideally you should be doing both, since strength training will maintain muscle mass, while aerobic exercise maintains cardiovascular health. Only doing one or the other would miss out on the benefits of each one.

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