Body Fat: Cardio workout or Weight/Cardio mix?

  • joshuaxaaron

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    Sep 07, 2014 8:24 PM GMT
    Recently I've been increasing my body fat due to a latent lifestyle change. I am looking to bring my body fat percentage down but I am not sure if it's best to strictly adhere to cardio workouts or to add weight training in.

    I don't want to get muscular I just want to maintain my size.
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    Sep 07, 2014 8:29 PM GMT
    You're a guy. Your body produces testosterone. You're going to get muscular if you start lifting weights. Or even certain type of cardio exercises. If you want to lose the flab and maintain a slim build, then focus on your diet. And maybe do some walking or swimming for cardio.
  • joshuaxaaron

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    Sep 07, 2014 9:21 PM GMT
    well thank you for the response. I just wasn't sure if it was more efficient to weight train in addition to the cardio.

    Good to know xRichX.
  • interesting

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    Sep 08, 2014 6:27 AM GMT
    Personally, I've found that a strict cardio training, such as running, or swimming would yield less body fat, and you don't need to get weigh training involved.
  • South_Howler

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    Sep 09, 2014 3:25 AM GMT
    Weight training does help, but it takes some effort to build muscle. Doing circuits of weight training mixed with cardio will definitely help lower body fat and create lean muscle to maintain it that way. But, the key factor to fat loss is what you eat, so keep an eye on that more than anything.
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    Sep 09, 2014 4:40 AM GMT
    Lipo
  • BAHBAA

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    Sep 09, 2014 6:35 PM GMT
    weight training can't hurt depending what your goals are but sounds like the problem is your diet.
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    Sep 09, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    More muscle burns more fat, so it's your call.