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Doctor insights on: Cardio Vs Weight Training For Overall Health

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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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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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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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Weight lifting or cardio? What is better for overall health?

Weight lifting or cardio? What is better for overall health?

Both are good.: Great circulation is more important that great strength, so cardio may have a slight advantage. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Docs, what's a good exercise program for seniors interested in weight loss and general fitness?

Walk: A good exercise program for seniors is walking. Start slow in distance and pace and gradually increase both over a period of weeks to avoid overuse injuries.Remember to stretch hamstrings, quads, and calf muscles before and after u walk. Adding some basic sit- ups and push-ups to this will add core and upper body strength. Best of 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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Which is better for your overall health: sprinting or weight training?

Which is better for your overall health: sprinting or weight training?

Both: Both have excellent benefits if done with hood technique and moderation. Just depends on your goals ...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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Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Which is better for weight loss? Cardio or weight training?

Trick question.: They're both important. Cardiovascular exercise burns calories and weight training builds metabolically active muscle. ...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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What is a good beginners weight training program?

What is a good beginners weight training program?

Committment : Virtually all regular training programs are good for beginners, but you have to keep at it or nothing works. Remember, you can have anything you want to in life, or all the excuses for why you cant. ...Read more

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Post cardio snack? Protein & high on the glycemic index for my advanced strength traing. But what's good post cardio such as 5k 7mph. Fat loss goal

Post cardio snack?  Protein & high on the glycemic index for my advanced strength traing. But what's good post cardio such as 5k 7mph. Fat loss goal

Try drinking water: And not having a snack. If you want to enhance fat burning during cardio, have a cup of tea or coffee about 30 minutes prior to exercise (without sugar or sweeteners). This will help mobilize fat stores and improve endurance during your work out. Iced tea or coffee is good. And if you must have a snack try raw carrots, celery, other vegetables with hummus. Unsalted roasted almonds are good too. ...Read more

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Kinds of food recommended before the gym (cardio training) for weight loss.

Kinds of food recommended before the gym (cardio training) for weight loss.

Small Carb and Prot: Before exercise, if you need to eat (you don't have to), you can have about 5-10 grams of carbohydrates, with 6-12 grams of protein. For fat burning and muscle building, it's most important to have some protein and carb (10-15 gram carb and 20-30 g protein) right after work-out (within 20-30 mins) to help build muscle and burn fat. The carb will help muscles open up to muscle building. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Which is better for weight loss: high energy training or endurance training?

Differs: Different in the time required to burn the calories and the stress on your system. Many like to mix it up and do both. Whatever works best for you and your lifestyle and obligations is the best. Good Luck. (of course, diet is crucial). ...Read more

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How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

How important is aerobic exercise for weight loss and health?

Very: Weight loss should be from a combination of aerobic conditioning, resistance training and improved nutrition. Changing eating, or eating less can result in wieght loss but you are more likely tokeep the wieght off if youadd exercise to your regimen. ...Read more

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What component of fitness does weight training improve upon?

What component of fitness does weight training improve upon?

Strength: Weight training works primarily on strength but it also can increase your metabolism and help you burn calories more efficiently. Done in a circuit fashion it can also increase your cardiovascular fitness but would have to be done vigorously enough to elevate your heart rate. ...Read more

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What are good strength training program for women?

What are good strength training program for women?

Resistance exercise.: Go slow initially, if new to this. Some sporting activities such as cycling will put \quite a bit of muscle on legs, so you will need a combination of upper and lower extremity training. I like dumbells and machines for initially workouts to avoid injury. Push ups, sit ups, and a variety can help you meet your exercise goal. And eat plenty of protein, so you don't waste your efforts! ...Read more

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What is a good workout plan in order to lose weight and gain more overall fitness?

Any Plan: That incorporates (1) endurance, (2) aerobic conditioning (cardiovascular fitness), (3) strength and (4) neuromuscular integration and stretching will do the trick. Throw in a clean, unprocessed diet and you're in business. Brisk walking or jogging, resistance training with bands or weights, yoga and stretching done in alternation 5-6 days a week is an example. Get a physical first! ...Read more

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I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

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I'm looking for professional weight training programs?

Joint fitness center: Most gyms have trainers on staff and provide free instruction including establishing a custom program to meet your goals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is optimum nutrition serious mass gainer...good for putting on weight by doing gym ?

Yes: Weight is an issue in the USA where 35% are way over weight. Exercise is noted for helping lose weght here. The type of food you eat is most important when considering weight. Of course fewer calories means less weight, but sugars and starches can really get you to pack on wieght, but it is fat and not muscle. The insulin that is secreted when sugars are in your system grow the fat cells ...Read more

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