Thursday, 11 October 2012

Weights/ Cardio Which do I do? Written by GM-Fitness

Weights/ Cardio which do I do?  

Afternoon all.GM-Fitness here, We were recently asked which exercise should I do what is going to be best for me to really change my body shape.

The answer to this can vary depending on what you are already doing, What you personally class as a hard session, And what you are willing to do, Each person will react differently to exercise not all bodies are the same, Some peoples muscle reaction will be alot faster than others.Lets take alittle look below, Please note  todays blog is brief, as I am short on time.

So the cardio / weights,

To KO fat -- and keep it off... Which do I do?


Cardio's edge
Calorie for calorie, cardio has a slight advantage. You'll burn 8 to 10 calories a minute hoisting weights, compared with 10 to 12 calories a minute running or cycling


Strength's edge Lifting weights gives you a metabolic spike for an hour after a workout because your body is trying hard to help your muscles recover. That means you'll fry an additional 25 percent of the calories you just scorched during your strength session, "So if you burned 200 calories lifting weights, it's really closer to 250 overall." And if you lift heavier weights or rest no more than 30 seconds between sets, you can annihilate even more.

And there's more good news when it comes to iron's fat-socking power. "For every 3 pounds of muscle you build, you'll burn an extra 120 calories a day -- just vegging -- because muscle takes more energy to sustain," GM-Fitness say  Over the course of a year, that's about 10 pounds of fat -- without even changing your diet. Yes, please.

Winner: Strength   This is not to say Cut out Cardio, This is purely explaining the end result!


GM-Fitness will Explain Types of exercise Below.


  • Strength training
  • Agility training
  • Eccentric training
  • Resistance training
  • Interval training
  • Continuous training

  • Which of these are you already doing?



  • GM-Fitness will be happy to discuss types of training in person in much more detail. To find out more Contact us today or follow our blog tomorrow on Strength Training...


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