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December 20, 2012 2:18 PM
is only cardio good to loose weight? i dnt really do cardio basically just strength stuff like planks, lunges, sit ups, yoga, pilaties, push ups, jumping jacks that sort of stuff.

im 5' 3" and about 171 or so looking to be in the 135-150 range. any advice?
  33003036
December 20, 2012 2:19 PM
If you're eating at a deficit, you'll lose weight. Any and all exercise is always good. Do what you find interesting and/or enjoy! Be it cardio or strength. I would suggest a combo of both.
  12837362
December 20, 2012 2:22 PM
deficit? lol and ok the only reason i dnt do much cardio is no equipment.....im planning on getting a membership after the holidays but for now i just do strength in my room lol
  33003036
December 20, 2012 2:27 PM
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deficit? lol and ok the only reason i dnt do much cardio is no equipment.....im planning on getting a membership after the holidays but for now i just do strength in my room lol


A deficit means that your eating below maintenance, which would cause you to lose weight.

This is a good link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/819055-setting-your-calorie-and-macro-targets
This as well: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12

You don't need equipment to do cardio. You can walk, jog, run.

Check out this beginner body weight routine: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/
  12837362
December 20, 2012 2:29 PM
Calorie deficit is what causes weight loss. Strength training helps you to keep lean muscle while doing it. Cardio helps to increase calories burned and improves cardiovascular system. Ideally, doing both is the way to go.

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  9285851
December 20, 2012 2:29 PM
QUOTE:

is only cardio good to loose weight? i dnt really do cardio basically just strength stuff like planks, lunges, sit ups, yoga, pilaties, push ups, jumping jacks that sort of stuff.

im 5' 3" and about 171 or so looking to be in the 135-150 range. any advice?


You dont need cardio calorie deficit is what is important. That said I would do the strength stuff like bench press, overhead press, row, pullups, dips, squats, deadlifts.
December 20, 2012 2:33 PM
strength training is vital if you want to lose weight as body fat.
December 20, 2012 2:35 PM
diet (noun) for weight loss/weight control...exercise for fitness. Cardio is like like body building for the heart and lungs...you need the strength training to maintain/build muscle. Health and fitness is a package deal
December 20, 2012 3:07 PM
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deficit? lol and ok the only reason i dnt do much cardio is no equipment.....im planning on getting a membership after the holidays but for now i just do strength in my room lol


A deficit means that your eating below maintenance, which would cause you to lose weight.

This is a good link: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/819055-setting-your-calorie-and-macro-targets
This as well: http://www.myfitnesspal.com/topics/show/654536-in-place-of-a-road-map-2-0-revised-7-2-12

You don't need equipment to do cardio. You can walk, jog, run.

Check out this beginner body weight routine: http://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2009/12/09/beginner-body-weight-workout-burn-fat-build-muscle/


thanks for posting that beginner weight routine was looking for this
  24892845
December 20, 2012 3:22 PM
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Calorie deficit is what causes weight loss. Strength training helps you to keep lean muscle while doing it. Cardio helps to increase calories burned and improves cardiovascular system. Ideally, doing both is the way to go.


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  18262944
December 21, 2012 4:21 AM
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deficit? lol and ok the only reason i dnt do much cardio is no equipment.....im planning on getting a membership after the holidays but for now i just do strength in my room lol


If you need more ideas for routines, nerdfitness has some good stuff for doing at home exercises with little to no equipment.
December 21, 2012 4:27 AM
cardio is good for cardiovascular conditioning. Dropping the pounds of fat results from your diet.
December 21, 2012 4:49 AM
Cardio can get you a long way to your goal (and if you aren't significantly overweight, all the way to your goal), BUT.....

Basic strength and core strengthening exercises seems to have or add a synergistic effect with cardio. That is true whether you are young like you or an old guy like me. I think I Iearned that a number of years ago when I was turning and burning down the slopes of Colorado or Utah. It was one thing to have endurance it was another to have it with power.
  15547858
December 21, 2012 5:13 AM
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If you're eating at a deficit, you'll lose weight. Any and all exercise is always good. Do what you find interesting and/or enjoy! Be it cardio or strength. I would suggest a combo of both.


^This..

-Pinterest.com has some great workouts, look under the health and fitness section..they also have recipes,look under the food section.

-Www.backonpointe.tumblr.com really good blog! it has workouts too and all kinds of things.

- Some people do these cool dvd things,no equiptment needed(never under estimate the abiltiy to have stuff at home,sometimes you just wont have time to go to the gym,life happens) look under sucess stories and people that have done the thirty day shred have pictures of there sucess. (how they put up with jullian micheals for thirty days,ill never know.lol)

http://www.livestrong.com/article/451628-weight-lifting-benefits-for-women/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/387708-can-a-women-lose-weight-by-weightlifting/

Cardio-makes you smaller.
strength training- makes you look good naked.( Dont forget protein for your muscles.)

ohh and keep this in mind.
0.5 lb per week weight loss - if you have between 1 to 10 lbs of fat to lose.
0.5 to 1.0 lb per week weight loss - if you have between 11 to 25 lbs of fat to lose.
1.0 to 1.5 lbs per week weight loss - if you have between 26 to 50 lbs of fat to lose.
1.5 to 2.0 lbs per week weight loss - if you have between 51 to 85 lbs of fat to lose.


i just got done working out and my endorphins are going 1000 miles and hour and im SO Hyper so excuse me if im like rambling.
Edited by Louisianababy93 On December 21, 2012 5:16 AM
December 21, 2012 1:20 PM
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strength training is vital if you want to lose weight as body fat.


its cardio i dnt want to do i just do mainly strength training
  33003036
December 22, 2012 7:47 AM
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strength training is vital if you want to lose weight as body fat.


its cardio i dnt want to do i just do mainly strength training


Then do more intense stuff. Light intensity anything will take you forever to impact your fat loss goals. Try to use as many muscles as possible simultaneously, you will need to add weight with squats and lunges fairly quickly. Plank and press ups are great if done with good technique, risky on the spine if not. Whilst a good part of a balanced routine, yoga and pilates are unlikely to make much difference, you won't burn many calories and you won't build much muscle.

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