Exercise and Weight Loss

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    Aug 05, 2008 5:47 PM GMT
    I thought it might be a good idea to concentrate solely on high intensity cardio for the next few months and hold off on weight-lifting.

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    Aug 05, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    Weight training burns fat a lot faster! So incorporate it!
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    Aug 05, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    a1972guy saidWeight training burns fat a lot faster! So incorporate it!

    I disagree. It can burn weight more efficiently, but most people don't lift weights 1-2 hours three or four times a week and then do a 3 and 6 hour session on the weekends (like cycling).

    You should do whatever fitness activity you enjoy enough to keep up with. That alone will rocket you toward meeting your weight loss goals. A once per week strength traing supplement as a starter would also contribute to your enjoyment of said fun activity.
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    Aug 05, 2008 9:55 PM GMT
    To have weight loss and keep it off...
    You'll need to stoke the metabolism fires

    Why do you think men and women who just diet alone always gain back the weight?
    One of the reasons is that their bodies have never changed metabolically speaking
    Pound for pound MUSCLE burns the most calories during any given time period
    so you take a man who is 6ft tall 175lbs with a bf% of 8%
    and a man same height same weight and a bf% of 18%
    the first man is going to be burning more cals just by standing still
    You need to weight train to increase your muscle mass
    esp the large core muscles
    legs and back muscles
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    Aug 05, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    The most effective thing for me has been circuit training (an hour of lifting without any breaks), combined with spin classes on alternating days. So, I do spin on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday and I lift on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. I take Fridays off. I combined that with a healthy diet and I've been losing 1-3 pounds a week for the past six months. I feel amazing too.
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    Aug 05, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    Circuit training kicks my ass! That is the one thing that will have me dripping in sweat, compared to going outside (even in 90+ degree weather) and speed walking.
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    Aug 05, 2008 11:56 PM GMT
    NoNameGuy saidI thought it might be a good idea to concentrate solely on high intensity cardio for the next few months and hold off on weight-lifting.

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    stick to the weights let the diet take the strain not your limbs as exercise is hugely inefficient for fatloss.

    Return on capital employed is what its all about, if you are spending an hour running you could have just spent 1/2 that time in the gym and just eaten 500 calories less.

    If tho high intensity cardio is what makes you tick then by all means do it, but expect stretch marks and loose skin when you reach your goal