To cardio or not to cardio, that is the question.

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    To cardio or not to cardio, that is the question.

    Currently I do cardio 3 times a week on days that I do not lift, intervals on a stationary bike 30 minutes.
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    I'm sorry, lol...but you're going to have to give a little more detail than that if you want some answers. I haven't a clue what you're talking about!

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    Question

    Ok SKINS...thats good...what is the question my friend?

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    I'm sorry if I wasn't to clear, just checking to see how many people combine, if any, cardio workouts with lifting.
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    Are you asking if we do cardio and lifting in the same work-out?





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    Just asking if you do cardio period. Sorry for being so unclear, I must a little foggy from my the great workout today. 1st one since my week off.
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    I view cardio as a way to maintain or eliminate bodyfat.Since those have never been my goals, I never do any cardio.That and the fact that I have the metabolism as fast as a championship racehorse with a hot poker up it's ass.
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    It really depends on your goals. If you wish to mainatin your current bodyfat while gaining muscle, some moderate cardio is fine. If you wish to lose bodyfat, than cardio is quite valuable. I usually do about 20 minutes of cardio after each of my 4 weekly workouts in the offseason, and before I get ready for competition my cardio will increase greatly.

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    I love doing cardio. Running and biking!!!

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    Let's get one thing clear. Cardio is NOT required to lose body fat. As a matter of fact, weight training elevates your metabolism for a much longer period of time than cardio does. So in essence cardio may burn more fat during the actual workout, but weight training burns more fat post workout for a longer time.

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    Originally posted by The Rose
    Let's get one thing clear. Cardio is NOT required to lose body fat. As a matter of fact, weight training elevates your metabolism for a much longer period of time than cardio does. So in essence cardio may burn more fat during the actual workout, but weight training burns more fat post workout for a longer time.
    You're correct, it is not necessary. However, it does help.





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    Originally posted by The Rose
    Let's get one thing clear. Cardio is NOT required to lose body fat. As a matter of fact, weight training elevates your metabolism for a much longer period of time than cardio does. So in essence cardio may burn more fat during the actual workout, but weight training burns more fat post workout for a longer time.
    *** Proof please.

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    Originally posted by The Rose
    Let's get one thing clear. Cardio is NOT required to lose body fat. As a matter of fact, weight training elevates your metabolism for a much longer period of time than cardio does. So in essence cardio may burn more fat during the actual workout, but weight training burns more fat post workout for a longer time.
    Yeah, I've read that you do not need cardio to burn fat.

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    Cardio is not an absolute necessity for burning fat. However, it will burn fat more directly than weight training will. Weights will burn primarily stored glycogen for energy, while cardio(if done at approx. 60-70% max heart rate) will burn more energy from stored bodyfat. However, training with weights will raise metabolic rate overall for a much longer period of time than cardio. In addition, cardio does nada to increase lean body mass, while of course weights do. The increased muscle will cause increased energy expenditure all day long in order to maintain the new tissue.

    So...best strategy for losing fat...1) get your diet in order 2) get on a proper weight training program 3) include moderate aerobics 3-4 days per week.

    If for some reason you can only do one or the other...pick the weights, no doubt!

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    w8 whats cardio? you kill me even when i'm lifting heavy,bulking up,i walk 4-5 times/wk 45-60mins. so i guess i'll consider that cardio,w8 considers cardio running to the frige and back to the computer,,ha ha whew!!!
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