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August 26, 2010

Cardio vs. Weights?

Filed under: Fitness & Movement for Exercise — katiebarnesfitness @ 5:14 am

Cardiovascular exercise is necessary for calorie burning and vital for maintaining a healthy heart,  yet regular specific weight training is equally important in achieving weight loss by building lean muscle mass, increasing overall strength and improving bone density. Recruiting the large muscle groups used in squats, lunges, rowing and push ups will make you feel the burn and then keep your metabolism firing at the same rate for several hours after your workout.  Just three times a week, alternate one hour of weights in with your usual “cardio” time and kick your training into high gear!

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