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Book Review: Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights?

The book entitled Which Comes First, Cardio or Weights? By Dr. Alex Hutchinson provides an excellent overview of modern fitness science and what works and what doesn’t work. As the book is focused on actual research it provides some excellent discussion on the most effective methods of getting in shape and the potential health benefits of doing so.  There are fads and there are fads. Fads come and go with lots of claims and false research projects that are designed to give a specific result that can mislead consumers. Their focus is not on science but on the actual lending of perceived credibility within marketing campaigns and messages. Don’t blindly believe most of the claims of fad diets, pills, and 10 minute widget exercises that will give you six pack abs.  Working out is a process that entails creating stress on the human body. Depending on what someone wants to accomplish they can either move toward brute muscle strength or lean cardio endurance. One can take on a