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Cardio v's Strength Training - Part 2

Strength Training


As we get older our bodies change and we start to lose muscle partly due to reduced activity levels, but also because of our physiology. Reduced muscle mass results in a lower base metabolic rate which in turn results in a reduced ability to burn fat passively. What this means is that we tend to accumulate more fat in our bodies which we historically refer to as “middle age spread”.

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Cardio vs Strength Training - Part 1
Which is better? Do I dare even attempt to answer this question?

It seems simple but no matter what I answer there will be someone who disagrees with my point of view. I have friends and fellow trainers that swear by cardio as the basis for achieving 90% of your training goals, but my weight lifting and strength training friends would strongly protest this assumption.

There are studies that we can use to backup any view and just as many that will refute the same.

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