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Question: I need to lose a considerable amount of weight and am suffering from information overload. Should I be focusing more on cardio than strength at this time since I have nearly 100 pounds to lose?

Thanks!

Kelly

 


Answer:

Ideally I would go 50% cardio and 50% toning/strength for the following reasons.

When it comes to burning calories cardio exercise has a slight advantage. You'll burn 8 to 10 calories a minute doing toning/strength exercises with weights compared with 10 to 12 calories a minute doing cardio exercises.

On the other hand, strength training gives you a metabolic boost that lasts several hours after your workout because your body will work overtime helping your muscles recover. That means you'll continue burning calories for hours after the workout is done! With cardio workouts the 'after workout effect' is much less.

To give you the best results I would split my workouts between both as In my opinion both are equally important for your overall fitness level and in helping you lose the extra weight. Remember, Cardio exercise is essential in maintaining a strong heart, lungs and blood flow. Toning/strength exercise is an excellent metabolism booster.


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This Week's ASK GILAD Question

Question: Do you recommend taking vitamin supplements?


Answer:

As a general rule, if you are eating a well balanced natural diet rich in fruits and vegetables then you are probably getting all the vitamins you need.

The use of vitamin supplements is often unnecessary and overuse can even be dangerous.


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Question: I have lost weight everywhere but I can't seem to get my midsection reduced. Any suggestions?


Answer:

It always seems that the area you want to lose weight from the most is the area you lose the weight from last. This is very common problem for many people although the problem area varies from person to person. Some hold the extra weight in the abdominals, a common problem for men, while woman tend to hold extra weight in the hips and thighs. Regardless of your specific problem area the solution is simple: PERSISTENCE! Look at what you have accomplished already as your motivation and let it lead you into conquering that last stubborn area.

You can also spend a little extra time on specific exercises to target your problem area. In the case of the abdominals I recommend my "Lord Of The Abs" DVD series. This is a "Core Cross Training Program" that will get your entire body in shape while focusing on the core.

I am a firm believer that if you stick to your fitness program and eat healthy that you will be able to accomplish your goals and even get rid of that last bit of stubborn fat.


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