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Cardio

Combining cardio and weightlifting will result in much more effective weight loss (fat burning) 

It is hard to believe that exercise, which seems to be a relatively simple topic, can cause so much debate.

About weight training versus cardio, they are plenty of conflicting opinions on which is better for weight loss.

In my 8 principles program, combining cardio and weightlifting is necessary to achieve optimal results since they coordinate with each other.

However, studies show clearly that weightlifting is more efficient than cardio to improve your body fat (Unlike bodybuilders, runners cannot reach 4% bodyfat)

  • Long duration aerobic exercise actually breaks down muscle.
  • 10 extra pounds of muscle will burn 500 calories daily while resting.
  • You burn calories for up to 1 hour after completion of cardio.
  • You burn calories for up to 24 hours after completion of  weight training.

Cardio only, is not the most effective for fat loss.  However, it:

  •  Causes your lungs to process more oxygen with less effort
  •  Promotes weight loss by burning extra calories 
  •  Helps the heart to pump more blood with fewer beats
  •  Improves mental health
  •  Lowers blood pressure
  •  Improves the immune system
  •  Increases stamina
  •  Improves cholesterol levels
  •  Increases life span.
  •  etc…

The most common mistake in a gym is doing cardio before weight lifting.

  • The body will not burn any fat until the glycogen is depleted, which is why you need to lift heavy weight prior to doing your cardio.
  • You cannot lift heavy weight with a depleted glycogen.

Heavy weight is more effective than light weights for fat loss

Make sure your personal trainer is not telling you to do cardio before a weightlifting session.

For more infromations, you can contact me.  I work in Palm Beach, West Palm Beach, and Palm Beach Gardens.

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