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4/29/14 8:26 A

I'd just caution against trying to use the machines *quickly.* It's still strength training so you should be doing reps on a three count (exert-2-3, release-2-3) and use heavy enough weights so that you can only do 8-12 reps per set. Trying to rush through the exercises will only invite injury. Also, in the equation for weight loss, it's 80% nutrition, 15% strength training, and 5% cardio.

PSCHIAVONE2 SparkPoints: (18,903)
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4/29/14 8:14 A

It is a fine alternative to what you are doing. You can easily get your heart rate in the target zone as long as you push it.

Weight is the result of what you have been doing for the past week.
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4/28/14 5:13 P

I basically do cardio on the bike or treadmill at my local Planet Fitness, but was wondering if their circuit would be a good alternative. I couldn't find a good link, but basically they have an area set up with several machines and a timer that alerts you to change machines and you work your way in order through all the machines over 30 minutes along with some stepping sessions periodically. Would this be a good alternative for cardio? I know machines aren't great to use for strength training, but for cardio?
Any thoughts?
Thanks!

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