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does strength training really help with weight loss?

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Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: However ultimately it is getting your heart rate up. This can be done with cardio or weight training. Advantage of weight training is that muscle uses more calories and energy and therefore will burn more eaten calories.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

Which is better for weight loss - cardio or strength training?

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Dr. Armando Perez
General Practice 44 years experience
Cardio: Cardio, if you do not practice regularly sports helps to condition the body, if assocc. With appropiate diet it is the best way to lose weight and stay healthy.
A 41-year-old member asked:

Which usually gets people's bodyfat lower quicker weight loss or strength training?

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Dr. Blake Miller
Orthopedic Surgery 13 years experience
Body fat: Carbohydrate restriction will provide the desired effect of increased fat burning. This, combined with cardio and weight training will get you the desired effect quicker than the former alone. Reaching ketosis requires less than 50-60g of carbohydrate daily and less than 1.2-1.5g/kg/day of protein.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the ratio of strength training per cardio if your target is weight loss?

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Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
No clear answer: Not sure that there is a set answer for this: however i would definitely encourage 40min of moderate intensity cardio 4-5 days per week, and then can supplement with weight training as well. Weight loss is predicated on intake vs output: ie how many calories you are taking in vs how many you are burning. Do not ignore your diet, take a good hard look at what you are eating, very important.

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