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I do both, alternating between cardio, strength training, or some days I combine the two!I used to only do cardio because I thought the was the best way to lose weight.But then when I learned that lifting weights speeds up your metabolism, tones, and helps you lose fat? I hit the weights religiously and I love it!!! I seem to lose more weight when I do HIIT with weights, or cardio based workouts. But I still love weight training 💪
Same here, some days I do cardio, some days I do strengh and some days I combine the two.I have lost 42lbs and gained a lot of muscle so it seems to be working 💪
Wow, 42 pounds? Grats!!! I'm down 73 pounds as of last week, though I still need a lose a bit more. For me, today I did cardio (running). So tomorrow, I will probably work my upper body and do some arm and abs. Keep up the awesome work~
If your goal is purely aesthetic, cardio is useless. The same result is achieved by eating fewer calories in the first place. Yes, cardio burns calories, but it makes you hungrier, which causes you to compensate, so you're in the same position as before. The only difference is that you've wasted time at the gym and more money on food. Cardio is only useful when your goal is health or fitness related.
Of course my goal is health, also cardio makes me happy
Then cardio is great for you. For most people though, all they care about is burning fat, and for such people, cardio is useless. That's why I brought it up.
I do both, but whichever one I do more of depends on the goal I'm after. Pure cardio is great to burn fat but will eventually burn muscle as well. Pure weight training will strain your heart eventually. If I am trying to burn fat, I go 80/20 cardio. If I want to get stronger, I go 80/20 strength training. If I want to maintain where I am I go 50/50 or close to it. That being said, I hate cardio.
Just about every source in the field calls for 2-3 sessions per week of strength training (weights, machines, resistance bands, etc) to increase the ratio of muscle mass to fat mass.
I mainly do strength training or pilates etc. for cardio I would just walk. I personally don’t find cardio effective for anything except cardiovascular health and endurance. Sprints can burn fat but are really hard on your body.
I'm doing HIIT with weights right now. I used to alternate days with cardio and then weights but now I just run on the treadmill at a higher speed and steep gradient for 5-20 minutes depending on what is left in my tank.
Technically, you can do weight training as cardio.For example, normal can do about 20 push ups. When you get stronger and used to it, you can do 100 push ups. If you do 20 push ups, break 10sec, 20 more... etc for 10 sets. Break 1min, repeat 3-5 times and you would be doing cardio.
I know I do that sometimes :)
If you do weight training on multiple different muscles then you would have the cardio effect with the strength training.
Both cardio and weights are important. Cardio actively burns calories, but in its resting state, muscle burns more calories than fat, so someone with more muscle tone will generally be able to burn more calories than someone with less muscle tone.
I do both. Weight training for strength and cardio for endurance. Better to be welk rounded. It is better than being strong and able to get winded easily or take quite some time to get winded if you do and be weak.
Lately I've been concentrating on cardio exercise due to it's antidepressive effects. Eventually I plan to include weights in my workouts.
Both.I mostly do cardii to warm up, before I stretch.
Seek the guidance of a fitness coach or 'personal trainer'. They can assess your goals and help you with an approach to reach them. Be realistic.
Lol I already workout 6 days a week and lost 42lbs (and gained a lot of muscle) by combining both, just wanted to hear opinions.
Opinions are like assholes - everyone has one and they all stink. Listen to your trainer, and yourself, and do what works for YOU.
If you're asking about JUST the gym then weights. I can't get into indoor cardio so I do it outside on the weekends mostly. But i do both cardio and weights just weights at gym cardio outside.
Weight training. I am already too skiny in some places. I don't need to lose anything.
Cardio is good for mental health though but if you are happy I am happy 💕
Yeah, but I need to eat extra then, and I already eat a lot. I wouldn't do cardio more than now and then
I do both, but I do lean more towards weightlifting. It has helped considerably with my weight loss journey.
I think cardio is more effective in burning calories and losing weight
I do both but I love cardio. Building muscle protects you from injury
No reason you can't do cardio along with a heavy weight training regiment. Unless you're new to lifting or have some kind of medical issue. If you're new let your body adapt to the training before overloading it to much.
Cardio mondays Wednesdays fridays weight training Tues Thursdays Saturdays Sunday rest that's how I do it
NeitherOnly gymnastics and calisthenics Sometimes weighted calisthenics though
Cardio is important but much more enjoyable in the outdoors
I do both, 3 days of lifting and 2 days of cardio.
I mostly do weight training.
I only lift weights...
Cardio and weights cancel eachother out
They dontIt will be slightly harder to build mass if you do cardio. But if to you do small amounts of cardio and eat enough calories you can build muscle as well as anyone
@Pulimuli I didn't mean completely cancel out. It's just better not to mix them together
A little bit of cardio is fineLong distance running will eat your muscle mass though
I do both!Lift then cardio at the end
I mostly do cardio but I should be doing both
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