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Does weight lifting or cardio exercises speed weight loss?

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Old April 4th 13, 03:37 PM
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Swimming is the best Cardio / calorie burning exercise out there and there is little to no impact on joints. No doubt a relaxing form of exercise means weight lost by swimming is fun too! I have been a swimmer my whole life and definitely recommend it to anyone looking to shape up.

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Old April 9th 13, 08:31 AM
Stephanie Ingram Stephanie Ingram is offline
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Originally Posted by Prisoner at War View Post
On Feb 21, 2:02 am, wrote:
Does weight lifting speed up weight loss quicker or does cardio

Carido does -- but dieting helps most of all. You really can't burn
enough calories to make up for a thousands of daily calories, unless
maybe if you're Army infantry or something.

If someone has a goal to lose about 45 to 50 lbs. in three
months and are following a healthy diet/calorie plan, would cardio
exercises be the best choice to meet their weight loss goal quicker?

Definitely. But you should do some weight-training as well, just for
the general healthy aspects of it. The advice from lifters is that
muscles burn calories even at rest, but a recent NYT article this year
noted that those increased muscles -- at rest -- would only burn an
extra 25 or so calories a day...so yeah it's true that more
musculature burns more calories but apparently not much more at

Two of my friends spent money on a personal trainer to help them with
their weight loss goal. Their trainer had them due 20 minutes of
cardio and 60 minutes of weight lifting with different routines 4
times a week. After 4 months of weightlifting with cardio exercises
and following a healthy plan to reach their weightloss goal, they only
loss 10 to 15lbs. Which was very frustrating for them.

Yes, it may be frustrating, but it's also safer to lose weight slowly
than too fast. It's also possible that your friends gained a few
pounds of muscle (though probably only three or four) which had offset
the losses. Main thing is to see whether they look good or
not...there are people on that "Biggest Loser" TV show who weigh fifty
pounds less than me and yet look round as a beach ball!

Today, both of my friends lost a lot of weight by eating healthy and
doing cardio exercises 4 times a week for 60 minutes a day on their
own. One lost 55lbs. and the other lost 50lbs. They both tell me
that cardio exercises helped them reach their weight loss goal quicker
than weight lifting. Now that they have reached their goal, they are
now incorporating weights to their exercises along with cardio. They
exercise 3 times a week, each day 20-30 minutes of weightlifting and
30 minutes of cardio.

Well, looks like you knew the answer all along, then!

If someone has about 50 lbs. to 75 lbs. to lose in 6 months and
follows a healthy food plan, should they lose the majority of their
weight with cardio exercises first, then incorporate weight lifting
and cardio once they reached their goal?

Any thoughts?

Yes, if weight loss is the primary objective, dieting is most
effective, then cardio, then weights. But best of all is to
incorporate all three, uh, "disciplines" into any plan.

Cardio glow additional calories during the exercise, but weight-lifting builds more
Old May 30th 13, 10:45 PM
Chris M. Chris M. is offline
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Originally Posted by Stephanie Ingram View Post
Cardio glow additional calories during the exercise, but weight-lifting builds more
For every 1 pound of lean muscle mass you have you will burn 100 calories so its very important to mix cardio with resistance training to optimize your metabolic fat burning abilities. If over time you add 10 pounds of lean muscle to your frame you will be burning 1,000 calories a day which will help you lose the body fat. Remember to not let the scale rule over you. You could be losing body fat but gaining lean muscle tissue at the same time and not see the scale go down. Its overall body composition you should shoot for. Let the fit of your clothes be your primary gauge not the scale.
Old June 17th 13, 05:34 PM
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Nice post dear. Yeah i think so. The exercise is most important part to weight loss plan. But just exercise is not enough. You should must have to take care of your diet. Avoid to eat fast food and also try to drink green tea to burn extra body fat.
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Old December 27th 13, 12:43 AM
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both are good but with a proper diet

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