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Doctor insights on: How To Combine Body Weight Training With Weight Training

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How to lose weight with resistance training?

How to lose weight with resistance training?

See below: Resistance training is a good way to add lean muscle mass which will increase your metabolism and burn more calories. Proper diet and cardiovascular exercise mixed with resistance training is the best way to lose weight. ...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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To lose overall body fat, should I do weight training and cardio together or separately?

To lose overall body fat, should I do weight training and cardio together or separately?

Most people should.: Blended cardio/weight training programs are the best programs to achieve your desired goal. Expend more calories with cardio (lose fat) and with weight training, you gain muscle. The net outcome is a leaner more muscled you! ...Read more

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To lose weight and gain muscle, is it good to do burst training and cross country running together?

Burst training : Yes, both of those forms of exercise can help build muscle and burn fat. Just be careful not to over do it. I have seen people develop rhabdomyolysis from doing extreme cross fit exercising. ...Read more

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How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

How to gain weight overall, how I can focus more on strength gain along with weight gain?

Exercise : Most good gyms should have trainers on board and connect with one of them to design an exercise program for you. ...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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Can lower body weight training make you faster?

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Can lower body weight training make you faster?

Yes: Speed is a function of power generated in the lower body. However, when performing lower body weight training, you should be training specifically for speed. Simply bulking up your lower body won't necessarily increase your speed. ...Read more

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Does strength training really help with weight loss?

Does strength training really help with weight loss?

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. ...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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What's the doctor's recommendation to incorporate weight training with my cardio training?

What's the doctor's recommendation to incorporate weight training with my cardio training?

Plyometrics: If you are looking at combining cardio and weight training, you may want to consider plyometrics. A fast paced plyo program will keep heart rate up and utilizes body weight and potentially supplemental weight to build muscle mass. Just make sure that you are in good enough shape so as not to hurt yourself with the relatively high impact exercises. ...Read more

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How much does regular intense physical activity contribute to weight gain? I practice with weights 3-4 times/week and wish to gain weight.

How much does regular intense physical activity contribute to weight gain? I practice with weights 3-4 times/week and wish to gain weight.

To healthy gain: Exercise by itself burns calories. If one's calorie intake stayed the same as when sedentary, one might well lose weight. But with a healthy diet, exercise, especially with weights, converts the food into healthy weight--muscle mass, not fat. It's the best way to go! ...Read more

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Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to tone your body and lose weight fast?

Which exercises do experts commonly recommend to tone your body and lose weight fast?

Cardio Mix: The best way to lose weight is cardio & a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up w/ running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. Exercises such as crunches, planks, sit-ups, etc are good for toning the abdominal muscles, but cardio is best for weight loss. ...Read more

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Can I do cardio and weight training together?

Can I do cardio and weight training together?

For sure: It is best for your health and fitness to do a combination of cardio and weights. However, i usually recommend doing cardio first to help you warm up your muscles. This can reduce injuries during 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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Will i gain weight by eating more protein? I want to consume 1g per pound (134) including weight training. How can I do so without gaining weight?

Will i gain weight by eating more protein? I want to consume 1g per pound (134) including weight training. How can I do so without gaining weight?

Not necessarily: You don't necessarily have to gain weight, if you eat more protein. Weight gain or loss is guided by total calories taken in verse total calories burned. To avoid weight gain when taking in more protein, you would either have to reduce other calories taken in or burn more calories. Beware of taking in too much protein, which is not great for your kidneys. Thank you. ...Read more

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How do you lose weight with poor cardiovascular fitness?

How do you lose weight with poor cardiovascular fitness?

Diet: Start with diet. Consider a plant based diet if you're really ready to commit to it. ...Read more

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Can body building help to gain weight?

Can body building help to gain weight?

Yes, it can: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil. ...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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