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Old 10-10-2018, 02:18 AM
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Two points I'll critique here.


1) It isn't necessary to do cardio to lose weight. Changed in body weight will come down to taking in less calories that you burn. Cardio burns some calories, so it is advisable for weight loss goals. It is important to eat the right nutrients, so the distribution of protein fat and carbs needs to be right.


2) Lifting like a powerlifter isn't what bulks. The main driver of hypertrophy (muscle gainz) is 'volume' (sets x reps x weight). For example, if a person does 120kg for fives, that's a total volume of 600. If that do 100 for 8s, that's a total volume of 800. The latter is going to bulk moreso than the former (provided the diet is right).

1. I agree, cardio is inefficient for burning calories, so it isn't necessary for weight loss.

2. Regarding weight exercises ... Doing more repetitions with lighter weights results in more bulking up. Using heavier weights, hence less repetitions, is results in gaining more strength. I believe that's what you wrote too.

The one repetition with the heaviest load you can handle is a form of High-Intensity.

The modern consensus is that High-Intensity isn't only the most time efficient type of exercise, but also the healthiest.
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:09 AM
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1. I agree, cardio is inefficient for burning calories, so it isn't necessary for weight loss.


Oh it's efficient enough for burning calories, and I'd suggest some cardio is optimal, but it's by no means necessary, and if there one had to choose between resistance training and cardio, resistance would be the far better option. Resistance combined with cardio would be optimal, though. You need the resistance to signal the body that it needs muscle, and you need enough protein to maintain muscle, otherwise the body will catabolise muscle for energy and protein. We really want to keep the muscle and lose the fat, innit?


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2. Regarding weight exercises ... Doing more repetitions with lighter weights results in more bulking up. Using heavier weights, hence less repetitions, is results in gaining more strength. I believe that's what you wrote too.


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The one repetition with the heaviest load you can handle is a form of High-Intensity.


Zakly.


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The modern consensus is that High-Intensity isn't only the most time efficient type of exercise, but also the healthiest.




Yes, training for strength is most important for bone density, connective tissue integrity, injury prevention, longevity, functional ability and so much more...
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:23 AM
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Jorge Cruise's "8 Minutes in the Morning" padded with warming up, 5-6 minutes of High-Intensity, then stretches. It adds up to 25-35 minutes depending on the "8 Minutes" selected set.




I read his article here. https://www.prevention.com/fitness/w...g-for-fitness/.


He talks sense! He explains the basics of fat loss exercise (and body re-composition) very well. The exercises hit all the muscles as well. It's worth a read.


My critique is, 8 minutes is better than nothing, but not very much. The promise that 8 minutes a day is going to 'work' is misleading, but it is a fantastic way for starting off and learn how to exercice all the muscle groups. However, within a month or so, one will need to increase the workload to see continued results.


You've gone to 30 odd minutes, so more power to ya!
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