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Doctor insights on: Weight Machines Vs Cardio

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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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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 elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Is elliptical or treadmill better for losing weight?

Cardio: Both are good for cardio. It really depends upon how much you push yourself, your heart rate, the machine resistance, and your effort. ...Read more

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What is better for weight loss, cardio elliptical or treadmill?

What is better for weight loss, cardio elliptical or treadmill?

Both: Anything that burns calories will work. It takes 3500 calories that you don't eat and do burn off to lose a pound. The calorie doesn't care what type of exercise you do. ...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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Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight lifting versus cardio, which is better for losing weight quickly?

Weight loss: Cardio. However rapid weight loss is usually not desirable. Better to have a healthy life style and loss excess weight more slowly and then keep it off. ...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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Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Cardio eliptical and treadmill, which is better?

Exercise: Maybe eliptical is softer on your joints and you are using your arms as well. I believe it mainly depends on heart rate. ...Read more

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Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

Is using machine Pilates as effective as strength training in gaining lean body mass?

I'm not sure: I don't know of any real studies that compare the two methods. Some types of apparatus used in pilates machine classes definitely offer resistance training, as well as stretching and flexibility. It would also depend on how high a resistance or how heavy a weight is used, as well as the number of times (repetitions) the exercise is repeated. Strength training is probably best to build muscle. ...Read more

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Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

Are indoor cardio machines hardd on your body?

IT IS ABOUT THE: Indian, not the arrow... Anyone of us can potentially make something safe very dangerous. Proper use, for an appropriate period of workout time is healthy. If you push your luck, you may get hurt. Just like anything else in life! ...Read more

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Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Can I burn fat & lose weight by doin weight trainin and strict diet but less cardio?

Yes, but ...: the best approach is a balanced one. There are people, especially at your age, who can slowly lose weight simply by cutting out one or two things from their diet. Or stopping use of an electric blanket! But eating a reduced calorie healthy diet high in veggies, fruits, some protein, healthy grains and fats, along with moderate aerobic exercise AND weight training will do best. Good luck! ...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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What specific exercises help gain weight? Both equipment and non-equipment

What specific exercises help gain weight? Both equipment and non-equipment

None: You gain weight by eating calories in excess of your metabolic nedds . you gain muscle by converting that weight to muscle through exercise. Healthier foods may be easier to convert to muscle. Different types of exercise work on muscle differently. ...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 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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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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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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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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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