I try to do as much cardio as possible with strength training as well, completely agree with the post below, build muscle to help speed your metabolism even at rest - we need all the help we can get ;)
So I don't get too bulky I try to do lower weights with more repitition - also good if you suffer with high blood pressure.
for anyone interested, I saw a programme recently with a doctor who was pre-diabetic who was testing out the best way to exercise to help lose weight and for internal body benefits. He found that by coupling strength training with cardio it made your body react differently to sugars in the blood. Can't remember the science of it but it would be more beneficial to those with insulin resistance or diabetics in controlling blood sugars to do both rather than just doing cardio.
Edited by: SHELLYBABE2 at: 4/25/2012 (11:49)
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