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Doctor insights on: Aerobic Exercise Vs Weight Training

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Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Which is better for weight loss: aerobic exercise or anaerobic exercise?

Combo: You cannot perform any anaerobic exercise for very long,so you cannot burn many calories this way. Aerobic exercise can be performed for long periods of time when you are properly trained, and can result in weight loss with proper diet and nutrition. Combination is excellent, though not so much for weight loss as for conditioning.You will rev up your metabolism. Perhaps you meant cardio ?Good Luck ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Crossfit vs olympic weightlifting vs regular weight lifting, what is better?

Wrong question.: Depends on your goals: Crossfit= strength endurance - you will get lean. Olympic lifts= technical exercise that requires good coaching to prevent injury. Power and strength emphasis - often used as part of program to enhance performance in power sports. Regular weight lifting - this is a general term and rep/rest/weight/exercise schemes varied depending on goals and training experience ...Read more

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Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Is a fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling good?

Yes: You are nicely combining three different forms of aerobic conditioning exercises. Rowing and cycling activities are heart friendly as well as joint friendly; good exercise for the cardiovascular system without beating up your joints. Of the three, the treadmill has more impact on your knees and ankles as you run. Would advise keep in the treadmill flat as opposed to inclined. Easier on the knees. ...Read more

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Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

Fitness training routine combining rowing, treadmill cycling, is this healthy?

All things in moder: all things in moderation. in general the american college of cardiology recommend 60 minutes of get-your-heart-rate-up exercise 5 days/wk if you're in shape - 90 minutes if you're not. that being said - "extreme" athleticism might be bad for you and shorten your life. (100 mile marathon runs, climbing mount everest) ...Read more

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Need tips on strength training diet and cardio for losing weight?

Need tips on strength training diet and cardio for losing weight?

Weight loss: 90% of weight loss is from dieting. 10% from exercise. Controlling caloric intake as well as limiting processed foods high in sugar will help reduce fat accumulation. To lose weight just through exercise (fat loss) requires burning 3500 calories to lose just one pound of fat. Strength training will increase muscle weight and reduce fat. Aerobics at low intensity will help burn fat. ...Read more

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Does weight training build endurance?

Does weight training build endurance?

Specific: Lighter weights with many reps will help build endurance for that specific movement. Curls will not help you run longer. Being stronger in the upper body will allow you to maintain better form longer and keep you going longer (if your legs permit) by not fatiguing the upper body as quickly. Dynamic weight training will build strength over a greater range of movements. Good Luck ...Read more

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Is circuit training or regular weight training better good for beginners?

Training : Youre new to weight training, circuits are great to isolate and get proper movement, then moving on to weights is a good idea. The best thing you can do is seek out a personal trainer for a few sessions, they'll be able to assess your level o fitness and design plans accordingly. Staying in touch with your trainer then can elevate you to next level and help you reach your goals. ...Read more

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Could sprint running & hiit intervals substitutes weightlifting for fat loss?

Could sprint running & hiit intervals substitutes weightlifting for fat loss?

Sure: Fat loss? Yes! building strength? Less likley hiit is a great way to tone up. Just be sure to not overdo it when starting out, and remember if your going for fat loss abs are made in the kitchen above all. ...Read more

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Which one cardio or weight training better for weight loss?

Which one cardio or weight training better for weight loss?

Cardiovascular: For burning calories, increasing your basal metabolic rate, and increasing endurance, cardiovascular activity is the answer for weight loss. Resistance training can of course be combined with cardio, but does not burn as many calories, tends to increase lean muscle, and tone your appearance. Since muscle weights more than fat, you may actually experience an increase in weight with weight training. ...Read more

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Can circuit training count as cardio exercise?

Can circuit training count as cardio exercise?

Cardio Mix: Yes; the best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

Are elliptical machines better than treadmills for basic aerobic workouts?

You can get an effective aerobic workout with both an elliptical machine and a treadmill: In general, you can let your fitness goals determine whether you choose an elliptical machine or a treadmill — or a different piece of exercise equipment. However, elliptical machines might offer some advantages over treadmills. For example: Using an elliptical machine can be less stressful on your knees, hips and back than is running on a treadmill. Walking on a treadmill, however, exerts about the same force as using an elliptical machine. , Unlike treadmills, some elliptical machines are equipped with movable upper body handles or poles, similar to ski poles. These allow you to exercise both your arms and your legs. , Most elliptical machines can be pedaled in reverse, which allows you to work your calf and hamstring muscles a bit more than does forward motion. . Using an elliptical machine is generally considered low impact. An elliptical machine might be a good alternative to jogging, whether on a treadmill or outside. An elliptical trainer shouldn't cause knee pain if you're using it correctly. You may experience knee pain, though, if you have an underlying knee problem, such as degenerative arthritis. With certain knee injuries, using a stationary bike might be a more appropriate option than using an elliptical machine. Talk to your doctor about what exercise is right for you if you have any injuries or health concerns. And what if you're training for a 5K run or other road race? A treadmill is probably a better tool to prepare you for running events. But even if running is your main aerobic fitness activity, cross-training with an elliptical machine or other low-impact exercise equipment can help keep you fresh and prevent overload injuries. If you use an elliptical machine, remember to maintain good posture to help ensure the most effective workout. Keep your shoulders back, your head up and your abdominal muscles tight. Look forward, not down at your feet. And don't lean on the handles — let your lower body support your weight. ...Read more

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Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Is the curves workout circuit effective for weight loss? Improved stamina? Overall fitness?

Can be: Any workout can be effective if it burns calories and improves your cardiovascular fitness. Do something you enjoy, because you need to do it long-term, not just for a short period of time. Also, you need to restrict your caloric intake to less than you're burning off in order to lose weight. ...Read more

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Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Can weight lifting or power exercise better than running or brisk walk for losing weight?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Do isometric exercise burn calories?

Not a lot: Exercise is burning. it uses oxygen. See if your breathing rate goes up with it. Personally weight lifting yes, and isometric hardly at all. ...Read more

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Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Is aerobic exercise better than HIIT?

Different: High intensity interval training is very efficient and serves to also improve your aerobic potential, but realize, due to the vigorous nature of HIIT, you may more readily succumb to overtraining if this your only training technique. In an ideal world your training would include various techniques including HIIT and steady state(aerobic) training. ...Read more

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Does weight training help lose weight?

Does weight training help lose weight?

Absolutely!: And increasing muscle mass increases resting metabolism. Keep in mind, leanness is the goal! ...Read more

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Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Are rollerblading and biking good cardio workouts for reducing body fat and toning your abs?

Yes: Both are both excellent cardiac workouts which will help with weight loss. Both also tone the legs. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which "low impact cardio workouts" are good workouts?

Which "low impact cardio workouts" are good workouts?

Swim: Swimming is probably one of the most underutilized low impact exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more


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Aerobic Exercise (Definition)

The benefits of aerobic exercise are powerful. Get moving, raise your heart rate, work up a sweat and feel energized for the rest of the ...Read more