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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

Calorie (Definition)

A calorie is the amount of heat energy needed to increase a mililiter of water 1 degree centigrade, the calorie we talk about in foods is really a kilocalorie, that is the amount of energy needed to increase a liter of water 1 degree centigrade... So if you eat a food that is 500 calories that food if burned completely has enough energy to heat a liter of ...Read more


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Can cardio workouts burn protein?

Can cardio workouts burn protein?

Not usually: Our body does not use protein for energy unless it is an emergency (starvation for example). The simple way to look at this is that it will first break carbs, then fat (to make carbs and break them). Once it used all the carbs and fat (which should only happen in starvation), it would use protein. ...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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How would I calculate the calories burned from weight training? (deadlifts, bench, squats, etc...)

How would I calculate the calories burned from weight training? (deadlifts, bench, squats, etc...)

Apps: There is actually a pretty cool app called myfitnesspal available for free on iOS and Android (methyltestosterone). I used this when I had to lose weight safely for a sport by a certain time period. It allows you to calculate in calories and nutrients in, and your exercises are searchable. It won't be exact, but it gives a good estimate and it does work well. It's free, you've got nothing to lose... but weight! ...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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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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Can hiit cardio workouts (on the treadmill) burn belly fat fast?

Can hiit cardio workouts (on the treadmill) burn belly fat fast?

Local loss falicy: Local weight loss unfortunately just doesn't work you need a good general long term program. ...Read more

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Insanity workout fit test, calories burned?

Insanity workout fit test, calories burned?

Thanks for asking!: Workout is good! not insanity workout! it is good to be fit! not fat! but not with insanity workout! ...Read more

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Low weights/high reps, high weights/low reps- which will burn more calories?

Low/high: Generally low weights and high reps will give you more of an "aerobic" workout and will be more effective for weight loss. To get an aerobic workout, you want to get your heart rate up to 70-85% of the predicted maximum for your age for a period of at lease 25-30 minutes. Consult with your doctor to make sure it is safe for you to exercise. ...Read more

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Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Could lifting weights count as strength training, or is doing squats, crunches, kickbacks, etc strength training?

Strength training: Training your muscles for increased strength and endurance should be a gradual process to avoid injuries. Lifting your own body weight such as in pushups, pullups, squats, lunges has similar benefit for staying fit. A good healthy diet plan is a must. Avoid junk calories and focus on nutrition with veggies and fruits. Stay regular and consistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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How many calories do u burn lifting weights?

How many calories do u burn lifting weights?

No simple answer.: There is no easy answer to this question. The amount you burn will depend on your weight, your percent of body fat, the weight you lift, how many reps you do how much rest between sets and other factors. It is not a question of how much weight you lift but has more to do with how many reps and how quickly you do them, that is why interval training burns more calories. ...Read more

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Do isometric exercise burn a lot of calories?

Do isometric exercise burn a lot of calories?

Plenty: But it is the muscle you build that will burn calories all day and nite. ...Read more

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Insanity workout calorie burn?

Insanity workout calorie burn?

Not about calories: The "insanity" workout isn't about calories, but about conditioning your body with interval training. That said, the "calorie burn" depends on how much you weigh (bigger body = more). And it's named "insanity" for a reason, in that it's extremely intense and not for someone who is just starting back into exercise. It's a collection of dvd's you can do at home. 6 days/week, 30-60 min each. ...Read more

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Does strength training burn calories??

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Does strength training burn calories??

Yes: Strength training burns calories in two ways. First, using the muscles burns up to 400 calories per hour. Second, building muscle increases your resting metabolism, so you burn more calories all day long. Hope this helps! ...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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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