What is better for losing weight: weightlifting or jogging?

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eribert

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 04:13
best of both worlds LoL! Laughing

Cthulhu wrote:
Jog with weights, dilemma solved. Wink
jackapple

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 13:58
"Aerobic exercise trumps resistance training for weight and fat loss" - Duke University
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/dumc-aet121212.php
Nimm

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Posted: 17 Dec 2012, 14:20
jackapple wrote:
"Aerobic exercise trumps resistance training for weight and fat loss" - Duke University
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/dumc-aet121212.php


Misleadingly sensational headline; this study did not control calories in or calories out.

A more accurate summary of this study would be, if you're just eyeballing your food intake instead of measuring, and aren't very concerned about body composition or maximizing your lean mass (which will apply to a lot of dieters, to be fair), cardio is more likely to put you in a calorie deficit and keep you there, compared to weights.

If you want to increase your muscle mass, or retain as much as possible from what you already have, resistance training is unavoidably necessary. Even this study agreed "a program including [weight training] is needed for increasing lean mass in middle-aged, overweight/obese individuals." Not even just desirable or optimal, but "needed."

On the plus side, at least the headline and press release recognized the distinction between weight loss and fat loss.
alta44771

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Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 12:22
Recent research indicate that jogging / walking is better for weight loss.
eKatherine

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Posted: 18 Dec 2012, 12:43
Lyle McDonald feels that resistance training is necessary to keep from losing lean body mass, while excess aerobic training can interfere with consistent weight loss.

I have never seen research that supports the "lots more cardio is lots better" notion a lot of people seem to go on.
chriso383

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Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 12:36
IMO weightlifting is better. because lifting increases LBM witch burns more calories while resting. Aerobic exercise may burn a few hundred extra calories for dinner, but for every additional pound of muscle you gain, your body burns around 50 extra calories every day of the week.
Actionnewsji...

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Posted: 22 Dec 2012, 15:01
You need both. I work out six days a week. I mix cardio and weightlifting. I do interval training. Run on treadmill at faster clip for 12-20 minutes. Lift in between running segments. In other weeks I do heavier lifting with :60 bursts of jump rope or running. Never stop, keep pushing the weights after the bursts.
k63

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Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 22:04
Jogging. Cardio exercises will help you burn calories. Weight lifting will help as well, but you might prefer doing it once you've lost a bit, and then try to make yourself more firm.
k63

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Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 22:05
And, there are some methods of weightlifting to loose weight more than to create muscles. This is lighter weight, and faster movement. You can check this with a trainer, but I'm almost sure it is like this.
Good luck
ObvSlplss

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Posted: 30 Dec 2012, 22:13
IMO weightlifting is better. Cardio is effective for dropping weight (by burning more calories) but weightlifting is more effective overall for maintaining & boosting metabolism. It's a plus that lifting gives you more defined muscles. Smile
chrfos

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 11:22
I've always lost more (inches) and felt better doing light lifting. I struggle getting the weight off with just cardio. I think you need both. I also think that you need the muscle and strength training for running or cardio, because you could cause injury to yourself.
MasculineMar...

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 12:02
Overtime weight lifting will cause you to become muscular thus actually increasing your weight.
eKatherine

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 12:05
Walking or jogging while carrying, swinging, or wearing weights is unnatural and can lead to injury. Wearing a weighted backpack when you walk is safer.
Theo166

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 12:42
If you are a fatty like myself and just starting, I think some cardio is first priority:
- basic cardio will give me basic fitness I've lost (heart/lungs)
- I'm already carrying 100 lb weight everywhere

Initial gains in cardio fitness can come fast. After you can jog a couple miles, or do your elyptical or bike for 30 minutes, then it makes sense to start adding some resistance training. The initial mental boost from improving basic carido is also a plus.
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shelly2028

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 15:09
Weights over cardio, but to lose the most the fastest, do both. Example, go on goodle and check out a picture of a sprinter and a marathon runner. sprinters do shorter periods at high bursts and build muscle. marathon runners do more cardio longer and at a steady pace. I was amazed the first time my friend, who owns a gym and is a guru of working out (hes been all over as a speaker for getting 6-pack abs and working out), told me to google that. never realized there was such a difference. But the best is to do both to lose and become fit. Good luck!
Schayla

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 15:13
A healthy combo of both, too much cardio and you get baggy. Weights will give you muscle which will way more but is better.
bleeped

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Posted: 02 Jan 2013, 15:31
Diet is better for weight loss than cardio and weight lifting combined.

That being said walking and lifting heavy weights has worked best for me.
Poppygoodwil...

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 03:59
Muscle burns more calories over time so although it technically might make the scale go up, it helps lose fat. And you look and feel better, so best to forget about the number and focus on the feeling!
Poolba

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Posted: 04 Jan 2013, 23:08
combined cardio and weightlifting and get rid of the scale go by the way your clothes fit the scale is deceiving because they don't lie. Muscle is heavier than fat it also burns more calories than fat.. Most of all have fun
Sheonamcc

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Posted: 02 Feb 2013, 05:08
bleeped wrote:
Diet is better for weight loss than cardio and weight lifting combined.


I don't think that's strictly true. Every person is different, so it's not a one size fits all answer. For me, it was my exercise that had to change and not necessarily my diet.

Overall, I think it's about balance between all three. A good diet is important to give your body the right nutrients, and for exercise a mix of both cardio and strength training will give you all the key ingredients for healthy weight loss.

Improving your cardiovascular health is important for your heart and overall health, and the weight training will help repair your metabolism and aid in burning more calories. I would definitely recommend doing a bit of both.

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