Why does weight loss require strength + aerobic training together?

Sometimes in the gym, I tell others that you can’t just lose weight by running. If you want to do strength training, you will always encounter some people who say, “My friend who runs for 1 hour a day loses 20 pounds in a month.”

Yes, doing aerobic running every day can really help you lose weight, it will definitely help you lose weight, but it doesn’t necessarily make you lose weight beautifully and the healthiest!

  1. Can aerobic exercise reduce fat even more?

Aerobic exercise burns calories, but does not increase metabolic rate for a long time.

Strength training, on the other hand, doesn’t burn calories for long, but it increases muscle mass, which increases your metabolic rate, allowing you to burn more calories even when you’re resting.

Therefore, a combination of aerobic exercise and strength training is the best way to lose weight.

  1. Is the more aerobic exercise the better?

Aerobic exercise is a good way to lose fat and lose weight, but if you do it for too long, you will not only consume fat, but also muscle.

Generally speaking, 40 minutes of aerobic exercise is enough. Excessive exercise will exhaust the leucine in the body that prevents muscle breakdown caused by excessive exercise, resulting in muscle consumption.

  1. Can increase the intensity of aerobic exercise

Reduce time to achieve the purpose of burning fat?

The principle of fat loss is that you burn more calories than you absorb every day. High-intensity workouts are bound to burn more calories than low-intensity workouts, but too much cardio can burn muscle.

When the amount of exercise reaches 60% of the maximum heart rate, the body consumes more energy-supply fat than sugar or muscle, but if the exercise intensity is greater, such as above 75%, the body will directly convert fat, sugar, and protein. All as a source of energy.

  1. You should do aerobic exercise first or should I do strength training first?

Sugar is the primary source of energy consumption in the body. If you put aerobic exercise first, the sugar in your body will be consumed first. When you do strength training, you will feel powerless and affect the efficiency of exercise.

And when you perform aerobic exercise after strength training, you will burn fat directly after the liver sugar is almost burned. The most sensible thing to do would be to do strength exercises after a brief warm-up (5-10 minutes), followed by cardio.

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