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A 51-year-old member asked:

What are the benefits of cardio exercises over strength training?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Multiple: The advantages to a daily jogging / aerobic program are these: increased aerobic fitness , better leg muscle tone, and increased endorphin release which usually results in better concentration powers and ability to relax . Strength training with weights increases muscle strength, endurance and general body habitus. Good Luck!

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A 41-year-old member asked:

How can strength training benefit you?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
In many ways.: Weight is not the issue. It is all about leaness, strength and tone. Your bodies metabolism will be higher with more muscle mass. This is given to you by strength traing. So weigh the same, but put onosis. Plus, you will look better, both in your mirror a nd the eyes of others.Muscle and lose fat. Plus, it prevents osteopororosis. The list is endless.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Should you do cardio before or after strength training?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 55 years experience
Depends on how hard-: -& how long you weight trained. You can incorporate both if lifting is not long & intensive. Otherwise hit the weights hard 1 day & cardio on your day of rest. After a heavy lifting day you should always have a day off 2 rest & let the muscles recover. That off day can be your cardio day.
Last updated Mar 8, 2019


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