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Cardio vs. Weightlifting

Cardio workouts are great fat and calorie burners. To get the most out of a workout, the amount of calories burned should be greater than the amount of calories consumed during the day, which makes the body convert stored fat into energy. The increase in metabolism during a cardio workout is temporary and typically lasts a couple hours after exercising.

Weightlifting is used to build muscle and gain muscular strength and endurance. Weightlifting increases the metabolism in order to help repair and strengthen damaged muscles. To keep your metabolism high, it is best to combine cardio and weightlifting into an exercise routine. Try doing cardio in between weightlifting days. High intensity interval training, circuit training, and boot camps are also great workout options and are available at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center.

-Kyle Camp
Personal Trainer, Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center

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