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Cardio vs. Weights

Strength training versus cardiovascular exercises is a debate that takes into consideration weight loss and general health. There are those on one side of the debate and there are those on the other side of the debate.   For the person reading through the information bog they may get a little confused. Each has their benefits and merits but focus on two different but overlapping concepts.  Any fitness program should consider both of the benefits and adjust accordingly based upon personal goals. Strength training does increase muscle tone and improves upon weight loss. This is beneficial for speed and ability. The calories burned during a rigorous weightlifting program are short-lived and generally subside about an hour after working out.   For every three pounds of muscle gained you will lose about 10 lbs. in a year ( 1 ).   That is good news for those who want to maintain their weight loss by incorporating such training into their routines. Aerobic exercise is more effici