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FWIW: I have taken the same approach, since all my cardio involves my legs (treadmill, spinning, elliptical, cx skiing), I've focused on arms and core during strength training.
Works for me! :-)
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I would say you still need lower body strength training
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You still need to incorporate lower body into your routine. Do 2:1 upper body/core to lower body/core since you are working your legs so often. Adding lower body strengthing will work your muscles differently than the elliptical.
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I'm currently using sparkcoach and it says for weight loss you should have at least two days of strength training. I'm wandering if I can focus on upper body and core on those two days, as long as I do at least 25 minutes on the elliptical. Will the elliptical every day be enough lower body strength training? I plan to do at least 25 minutes every day, and lately I've been doing at least 40. Also, I use the programs on the elliptical with varying resistances and speeds in intervals. Can I just add upper body and core strength training, or should I add lower body too?
Edited by: L0VELETTER at: 1/5/2013 (21:53)
I game. :p
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