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5/14/09 5:30 P

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It's funny how sometimes our perceptions can be "totally off course"...

*False, Misinformed or No Informations Can Lead To Making Mistakes.
*At First.

God Knows!
I've made a few!

Imagine a man saying...
I don't want to loose too much weight because I might end up having "curves" like a "woman" emoticon

Or a lady saying...
I don't want to lift too much weights because I don't know (wich muscle) "might pop out" emoticon

I've learned 5 words with Sparks...

( Get Appropriate Information...Then Apply )
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( Stick With...The Right People )

*Bodybuilders and I want to GAIN muscles...Has become my favorites! emoticon

Edited by: MR.NET1 at: 5/14/2009 (17:34)
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5/14/09 5:00 P

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ive heard it all before:
-I don't want to look like a bodybuilder
-I want to keep my curves
-cardio is the only way to loose fat

etc,etc.



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5/14/09 9:22 A

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Why do you think so many women are afraid of weight training?

I also saw the recent study (Journal of Sports Medicine?) where one group who did cardio only LOST muscle and gained a little fat overall, though the scale numbers looked the same as the other group who did a combo of weight training and cardio. The combo (cardio plus weight training) group lost fat and gained muscle, though the numbers on the scale of the two groups looked the same.

I wish more women had this type of information; it would make weight management much easier!

Let's keep getting the word out!



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5/13/09 11:58 P

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As everyone has already said weight training or both are the best way to go. You just have to find what works best for your body.

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5/13/09 4:04 P

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if you do cardio only you will loose fat and muscle. so ya, your numbers on the scale may look better, but in the long run your sabotaging yourself.

as everone suggested, you would be better off continuing weight training. or do both

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5/13/09 3:57 P

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Yeah, all I know is that all the time spent doing cardio never made my body look much different. Honestly, I hit a plateau I couldn't move from no matter how much I exercised of cut my calories. Then my hubby talked me into this idea of weight training and VOILA!

The weight training has really melted the fat away, and I think that many people forget that weight trainng is an excellent LONG term fat burner. Putting muscle on the body really helps heal a slow metabolism, at least that is my experience!

Some even say that too much cardio is not good if you want to put on muscle. Rest days are as important as workout days. I have sure found that when I overtrain, I shoot myself in the foot.

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5/13/09 3:26 P

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doing cardio you burn calories at an elevated level (above your basil metabolic rate) during the time you exercise. Doing weight training you burn calories at an elevated rate (though not as high as during cardio) while you exercise, but you continue to burn calories at an elevated rate for (up to) several hours AFTER YOU STOP EXERCISING, resulting in the burning of more calories over all.

Something I have done in the past (I am currently off the exercise wagon but am going to jump back on after my vacation next week) is weight train in a circuit; I'll do all the sets for one exercise with little time between sets (10-15 seconds max), then between exercises and without a break I will jump rope for a couple of minutes, and without a break go right into the next exercise. This way you get closer to the calorie burn of cardio during your exercise but still have the burn after from the weight training.

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5/13/09 3:05 P

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Yall are just confirming what I recently discovered...and that is that I need both, but need to place more focus on weight training than I have in the past.


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5/13/09 2:30 P

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Weight training, because the development of stronger muscles aides in achieving higher overall calorie burn daily.

Muscle burns more calories than Fat. This is not just when you are working out.

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5/13/09 12:39 P

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Hi CTCLOUGH, emoticon

I think it all depends on ones goal.
I personally want to gain and tone my body.
But I first thought I had to loose weight before toning...

"NOT" emoticon

I was surprised to read in an article that...
(Building Muscles...Creats A Fat Burner)
(That Will Keep On Doing The Job...Even Hours While Sleeping)

"Of Course"

I have lost weight with cardio...
BUT IT WAS NOT MY No1 GOAL IN THE LONG RUN emoticon
Take care,
Paul emoticon

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5/13/09 12:37 P

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I notice I slim faster when I do cardio (endurance type) but with rest days in between. But muscle definitely increases your metabolism... but we are talking 50 calories per lb and it takes months to put on 1 lb of muscle (for women) so that, ultimately, a 400 calorie burn in an hour will do more for reducing your net caloric intake on an ongoing basis. Just don't neglect the muscle. In the long run, it does you a LOT of good! (but for lowering your body fat, you have to reduce your net caloric intake). Most of that is with diet...


I've backslidden... I reached my goal and was now maintaining, but now I need to lose 10 pounds and firm up.

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5/13/09 12:17 P

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burns more fat in the long run? Any personal experience?

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