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Cardio Strength Training
I want to exercise 6 days a week. How should I exercise so I can stick with it? Cardio, strength training? Should I vary intensity of the exercise on certain days?
Exercise: The most important aspect of exercise is to find something that you enjoy. That way exercise can be something you look forward to, rather than something you have to do. Ideally, a great exercise routine would combine strength training a 2-3 days per week and cardio 3-4 days per week. Varying the exercise is also great in order to work different muscle groups. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Help, hinder, or wash? I eat a 5-8 dark chocolate covered espresso beans 15 min prior to 90 min of cardio/strength training. Good bad or indifferent?
Probably helps: Since you feel good and it does not have any side effects, just contine and enjoy the chocolate. ...Read more
Can loose saggy skin on thighs worsen with cardio & strength training exercise in gym? Age 22 female.
Yes and no: Exercise can lead to weight loss, dramatic weight loss can lead to "saggy skin" as you put it. On the other hand, exercises can tend to tone muscles and enlarge muscles which can have the opposite affect. In general exercise is good, and if you have any concerns post exercise you might consider consulting a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I've tried everything to lose weight. I eat healthy and i exercise (cardio & strength training) 3-4 times a week. It's been a year and nothing.
Im losing weight doing cardio & strength training and by eating healthy. How can I speed up & lose even more if I'm already doing things properly?
Burning Calories: Though vigorous exercise will help burn away calories, it's all about balancing input with output. Make a chart of your daily dietary intake and come up with a running total. Determine how much daily caloric intake somebody with your height/weight requires. From there, you can figure out the type of workout needed to burn your desired calories. It's a fine line that needs to be regulated. ...Read more
I have this big problem of water retaining in my belly . Although I do lot of cardio, strength training but I can't get rid of it.Please help..?
I haven't eaten much this past week, do 45 min cardio + strength training, eat healthy food, still gaining weight? I take minastrin 24 fe.
Could be : your just gaining more muscle which is heavier than fat. If you feel good and look good don't worry about the number on the scale. ...Read more
Will thigh cellulite dissappear by cardio & strength training exercises? I m 22 year old girl & weight 72 kgs.I hv to loose 15kgs for my ideal weight.
Maybe : This depends on genetics and fitness level, muscle mass and rate of weight loss. Sliww steady weight loss is best. Add in weight training to your cardio workouts. You will just have to see how things go. Take your time to permanent behavior change. Try this to self track, put in coupon code 0008. Physician developed and prescribed self tracking software! ...Read more
Cardio and strength : With any workout program the goal is what is ultimately important. Also where you are starting out help to establish the program. A good general resistance program for strength and endurance is the "body for life" program. I think that a complimentary cardio program would be "high intensity interval " program. ...Read more
Workout: High intensity interval training. Consider crossfit.Get a more detailed answer ›
I eat 3 eggs every morning. I'm also active (cardio and strength training everyday). Should I be concerned about my cholesterol?
I have a 9.2cm cyst on my ovary. Would it be safe to continue to exercise? I do cardio and strength training.
Is it ok to do cardio and strength training daily or should there be a rest period? I feel fine enough to do this daily. I have a goal to reach.
Probably safe: but many suggest alternating days to maximize effects ...Read more
Is it true that our metabolism begins to slow in our 30s? What are some ways to increase it again? Cardio workout? Strength training? Diet changes?
You are spot on: Metabolism does seem to slow as we age, however, that does not mean we cannot counteract that with diet and exercise. Both aerobic/ cardio exercise and strength training play a role in boosting metabolism. A good start is 3-5 days of aerobic 45-60 minutes and 2-3 days of strength training. Add some stretching to keep it balanced. Watch fats/ sugars in diet and in all moderation. Beware alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer