Weights over Cardio

When people talk about losing weight or burning fight they almost immediately follow that up with “I’m going to start running” or “I forgot to hit the treadmill”. Every time I hear this it makes me cringe a little. For individuals that don’t know much about exercise or the science of the body, I guess […]

via Lifting weights burns more fat than cardio — Pure BCAA

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At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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9 Responses to Weights over Cardio

  1. I used to run, I ran a lot!!! While trying for a half marathon last year, was logging on average 35 miles a week. I lot a little weight, but not a lot! 😏

  2. Another great post! I couldn’t agree more! I’ve been a runner since I was 14 years old. But as I’ve gotten older – adding weights to my routine (and getting serious about eating clean) has made ALL the difference. Changing up the weights routine often helps tremendously. In the past few months, I’ve added kickboxing to my regimen.. and POW.. what a game changer! I lost 4% body fat in the first month. That combined with the mental benefits of kicking & punching a bag = Heaven on Earth. 🙂 🙂

    • Most people don’t realize what kind of energy is necessary to kick and punch a bag. It looks simple, but look are deceiving as it is an incredible workout.

      • So true! And so mindful! Combining the 4 basic punches & 3 types of kicks requires so much mental effort. Before you know it.. 60 minutes has passed, you’re drenched in sweat, and all you’re left with is a big ol’ smile on your face! The best. 🙂

  3. Mike says:

    When my daughter got married, I converted the bedroom into a little home gym. Nothing fancy, but it’s a great way to reduce stress and keep fit.

  4. Well thanks for that! Inspired me to go do some lifting. I tend to get lazy on the cardio, especially when it’s this hot outside. That was informative, as I’m one of those, “I was going to go for a run, but….”type of gals!

  5. New Journey says:

    Good Morning my friend…I am so behind in ready post…not just yours everyone’s…hummm guess that’s what happens when your our on the road and now that we have landed we are going through all the “CRAP” we left here when we moved….feels good to keep loading up and going to the good will….sounds like your on a good path. – creatinine sounds like a winner….have you tried fenugreek? I have been taking that for several months…and even eating some…suppose to help keep BS in check!! I am waiting for my A1C #’s I go back on Friday for a follow up to my labs….kinda nervous…but will deal with whatever comes up….love the picture of your muscles…your doing great…the garden looks like its happy…my husband and I are amazed at how much more ($) produce is here than in Yuma…oh well its all relative….but really nice to be back over in the cool weather….keep well my friend….kat

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