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Monday, November 11, 2013

Which is better for getting in shape-weight training or aerobics?

This is a great question as many people engage in one or the other to improve their health and fitness. 

Image result for woman in shapeYou need to perfect your primary fitness goal. Is it to lose weight, build new muscle and strength, improve workout performance or increase endurance? Is it to improve everyday life or to become more competitive at a sport?

After you have identified your primary fitness goal, you need to take a look at the best way to achieve that goal.

If your goal is to lose weight then it is important to include a sufficient amount of cardio to burn more calories and increase your metabolic rate.

If your goal is to increase strength and muscle then weight training in any form is the protocol. Remember the more muscle tissue that you carry the more calories that are needed to maintain it. And weight training stimulates the cardiovascular system and increases aerobic capacity just not as much as aerobics.

If you’re an athlete and your sport requires intense, short bursts of exertion, like hockey, then a solid HIIT, high intensity interval training program that focuses on two-minute bursts of activity (the average hockey shift is two minutes) would be effective.

The ideal program incorporates both aerobic and strength training for best results.

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