You need the combination of cardio and weight
training for overall fitness.
Cardio training uses large muscle
groups in a continuous rhythmic
manner for a certain period of time.
These exercises elevate the heart rate of
the body and increase the supply of
oxygen to all parts of the body. It is
great for the heart.
Weight training is the focus of
improving muscle strength and muscle
tone. For men, this means an increase in
muscle size, called hypertrophy. It can
increase your lean body mass and
increase your metabolism.
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Weights make it hard; Cardio gets rid of the
IMPORTANT: set aside two to three times a week
for muscle-conditioning. Weight training helps
to tone, lift, firm, and shape your body. Leave
time for rest to restore energy, damaged muscle
tissues, and exhaustion from exercise.
REGULAR: cardio work outs increase the size of
capillaries in the muscles which also eliminates
body waste and helps relax sore muscles.
RECOMMENDED: to do weight training and
then cardio to prevent exhaustion and injury.
COMBINATION: cardio and weight training
helps build muscle mass. Doing both will help
you to develop a well toned body.
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For more about cardio
and weight training,
check with the American
College of Sports
And beneficial information can also
be found from BodyBuilding.com and
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