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Cardio or Weights

jcreighton48jcreighton48 Member Posts: 18 Member Member Posts: 18 Member
Down 40lbs since mid June, probably have another 40 or so to go.

I've been incorporating weight lifting every other day into my routine, some days both cardio and weights.

We all have those days where we're just not feeling it. Obviously I want to continue cutting weight as much/as quickly as I can. So for those days I'm not feeling it, should I focus cardio or weight lifting? And are either better for getting past a plateau?

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  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 8,672 Member Member Posts: 8,672 Member
    If you are not feeling it, chances are you need to incorporate better load management.

    The only reason I would ever add more resistance training is if you weren't getting adequate stimulus.
  • breannemarie1993breannemarie1993 Member Posts: 161 Member Member Posts: 161 Member
    You don’t need to do cardio to lose weight. Like the person said above, caloric deficit is key. As long as you are getting your workouts in and eating your required calories for the day.. you’re good! But going for a walk is good for anyone’s body! Check out Jordan Syatt on Facebook or Instagram. He will blow your mind with so much good information! :)
  • KHMcGKHMcG Member Posts: 871 Member Member Posts: 871 Member
    Cardio burns calories during the exercise. Building muscle increases your daily calorie burn. Do some of both. If weight loss is your goal diet is number 1 then a balance of training and cardio.
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,658 Member Member Posts: 5,658 Member
    Down 40lbs since mid June, probably have another 40 or so to go.

    I've been incorporating weight lifting every other day into my routine, some days both cardio and weights.

    We all have those days where we're just not feeling it. Obviously I want to continue cutting weight as much/as quickly as I can. So for those days I'm not feeling it, should I focus cardio or weight lifting? And are either better for getting past a plateau?

    If I had to pick one over the other it would be strength training...
  • ZDub84ZDub84 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    Weights. Weights, Weights.
  • heytimslaheytimsla Member Posts: 347 Member Member Posts: 347 Member
    Both but whichever one you can do and enjoy and stay on track.
  • minnelizzyminnelizzy Member Posts: 25 Member Member Posts: 25 Member
    Both. It really depends on your goal. Calorie deficit is key. But I’ve gotten to the size I want by not exercising at all in the past. Just diet
    This time I don’t just want a number on the scale or size of clothes- I want fitness and strength
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