Most people would be better off only lifting weights for fat loss. Cardio isn't all that it's cracked up to be
while buidling muscle is key to burning fat, cardio is just as important.
that's why i incorporate the two at the gym
I don't know her at all, but if she's 5'2", I would think 110 would be the ideal weight for her. She probably just needs some motivation to get into an exercise routine and this is the only thread in that area.
The study I saw used 12 sec of high-intensity, then 8 secs of low. They muist have had a fancy bike programmed to do that I think.
Weights are teh most time efficient way to burn calories. Whether that equates to "better" for everybody is a different discussion.
It is for me though, I do one training session a week, with a personal traineer, doing high intensity weights, which is sometimes heavy weights, and some times heavier rep rates, and that produces great results for me.
I have general activity every day, but a very sedentary job, which is hard to balance.
Yeah there's all different types of HIIT. But I think what most people are finding is that it works well, but no better or worse than steady-state, long duration. So most people are using HIIT to just fight the boredom of a long cardio session.
SAAME with me on the job too...very sedentary job. I actually drink lots of water (also great for burning fat!), so I purposely fill a small cup with water, so I have to get up often to walk down the hall to get more. People think I'm nuts at work, but oh well.
(unless you do true HIIT which is extremely intense)
(or as close as you can to any of those dates)
Thanks, and are we just posting them on this thread?
Another Crazy Mary
Yes, but if you're not comfortable posting, then don't. I originally planned on posting my weight, but I just don't know if I can believe my scale. If it's right, then I should just focus on getting toned. SO, I'm just going to post what I've lost on the weigh-in dates.
So I didn't go to the gym over the weekend so I wasn't able to weigh in until this morning. Drum Roll Please: 216.6 lbs. Doesn't sound bad until you realize I'm 4'8".
I start off at 173.8.
South of Seattle wrote:
I've lost 9 lbs since Lolla
Yeah, exercise is great and all, but weight loss is much more about diet.
I do lo-carb to lose weight. My genes want me to be a fucking keg, and I have to fight every inch. I have the dinosaur gene for sure I reckon.
No white, small portions, lotasa red meat, works a treat !!!
South of Seattle wrote:
I do the same but not necessarily lots of red meat. I eat all meat as long as it's a lean cut.