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As long as you work out on the level you describe, there is no reason to worry about this one way or the other. Take a day off if you like, if that makes it easier for you to keep to the habit. Work out twice a day if you feel that is right for you. Like any other swimmer, I've done fourteen swimming workouts a week, and two swimming sessions and one ...


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Of the two strokes you say you know, breaststroke is very difficult to learn to swim fast, and certainly hard to use as a cardiovascular exercise for any significantly long time. Assuming (by the fact that you only know half the strokes) that you are not a competitive swimmer, freestyle is best for you. To add to [Ivo Flipse]'s1 answer: in addition to ...


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Exercise has been traditionally misunderstood as the way to reduce fat. While you can induce a caloric deficit by burning more calories than you take in and thus lose weight ("The Thermodynamics Diet"), it will likely be temporary and hunger will encourage you to return to a calorie-neutral or positive diet. "Calories-in vs. Calories-out", though simple ...


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Cardio is all you need to lose weight. You must build up enough cardio fitness to be able to run fast and long enough, but one hour of running can burn 1000 Kcal or more. Burning the same amount of energy from lifting weights would require you to lift a weight of 100 kg over a total height of 1 km. So, you'll need to lift a heavy weight on a training machine ...


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The importance of weight training as it pertains to fat loss specifically depends on your goals. Weight training, when done properly, will add muscle mass. Increased muscle mass equates to a higher metabolic rate, i.e a faster metabolism. This makes losing fat and keeping it off a lot easier, i.e you can eat more calories relatively, you have more room. Vice ...


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With fat loss as a goal, weight training is generally not the solution. And to be honest, neither is cardio. Fat loss is achieved by regulating your diet. Spending 1000kcal on cardio can take hours, but saving 1000kcal in the kitchen is done in two minutes. The training you do simply dictates how your body is going to adapt to the changes. Read some ...


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Some study has shown that if you do both heavy with few repetitions and lighter with higher repetitions, the muscles grow more than doing just one kind of workout. Also variations in sets can be used, like stripping weights lighter, then doing more reps. You should start with warm up movements. That can contain various exercises and stretching. Some people ...


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What exactly do you mean by "wise"? It has its ups and downs depending on what your goals are. If your goal is weight/fat loss then yes it is fine. You will burn through your glycogen stores via weights and most of the calories you burn via cardio will have to come from fat. If your goal is strength, it's not the best. It's been shown that there is a ...


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YES The weights they use in those videos are still geared towards "cardio with resistance". IT is fine to mix both, "les mills body pump classes" do exactly this and have been effective for people wishing to increase their cardio activity.


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There is a problem with mixing them if you are going above 50-60% max. Your tendons get stretched during cardio. When you lift you want them tight. This can lead to numerous injuries but I would be most concerned about my knees. I am sure someone can give you a lengthy explanation but for the most part leave your cardio to after weights.


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It should be a simple matter of energy output. Spending half an hour at 200W should have the same effect as a whole hour at 100W. So it all comes down to how much time you want to spend exercising and how exhausted you want to feel afterwards. Relatively more energy will come from fat during low intensity workouts, but the type of energy storage used doesn’...


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Sources During this n=36 study, the optimal fat burning zone - i.e. the point at which one has the highest fat oxidation rate - occurred on average at 54.2% VO2max. However, the great variance between the participating individuals makes it hard to pinpoint this as the fat burning zone. Interestingly, this article by Alan Aragon, suggest that while fat ...



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