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Which Do You Prefer, Cardio or Lifting Weights?

Me, I prefer cardio strictly because I think it's easier to just start moving. Especially since when I am lifting weights I have to plan out what I am going to do, and for how long, and how heavy, and etc . . . so which do you prefer?


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aoitenshi aoitenshi 9 years
Cardio is easier to do than weights for me.
SmallTownFab SmallTownFab 9 years
i hate cardio! that being said, i am desperately trying to do more of it. i know that it is really one of the only ways to lose weight. i do a lot of weights too tho everyday. i'm trying to balance it out more evenly. the weights have a quick result...i can see my arms getting toned within a matter of days, but my middle is still jiggly! that's why i have stepped up the amount of it or not, it's the only way to burn substantial fat.
rpenner rpenner 9 years
There definitely should have been a "both" option here!
carrieann9016 carrieann9016 9 years
It depends on what kind of mood i am in. I like both.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I hate lifting so much so I stopping a few months ago BUT I just started again because for me, I need it inorder to see a little more muscle definition.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
i prefer starting off with cardio, but once i am warmed up and raring to go i enjoy weights, too.
snowbunny11 snowbunny11 9 years
Browneyedgirl- Yeah my personal trainer just added 40 mins of weight training 4 days a week and the changes were so drastic so quickly! I already look and feel so much better after two weeks, it's crazy. I have reduced the amount of cardio to 20-40 minutes 3-4 times a week, and though I want to start doing interval training, I am going to really try to limit the time I spend doing cardio. I make sure to do the weight training first now, and then I treat myself with a little cardio after...and a little Mighty Taco after that! :)
I have recently increased my running to about 8-12 miles a day (I previously ran 3-5 miles/day) 7 days a week. I was able to do this when I started lifting weights(rather grudgingly). Weights have helped increase my running distance tons! I recommend reading "The Athlete's Way" by Christopher Bergland. He is an Iron Man competitor. His book convinced me that all my running is great, but without weight lifting I'm not achieving my fitness potential. Now I can run forever and not feel tired.
ley ley 9 years
cardio is boring and redundant I barely do it. but i walk alot though. thats about it
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
Cardio THEN yoga.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
Cardio! I love torching the calories and getting all sweaty. I have to really force myself to lift weights, even though I like the results I get from them.
potterlove potterlove 9 years
Cardio! It's just so "freeing" like ibiteback said. I feel like I accomplished a lot by my daily cardio. :D
analbumcover analbumcover 9 years
to be honest, neither lol. but i use weights more often but feel like i'm doing something more productive with cardio.
grasshopper grasshopper 9 years
i really like strength training. i feel as though they give you faster results.
kiwishe kiwishe 9 years
I already walk 32 blocks, twice a day, 5 days a week, within half hour periods. I don't feel the need to do more cardio at the gym. Plus I've found over the years that cardio is continuous upkeep. Miss a day or a week, and it'll ruin your whole schedule. Lifting weights lasts longer and burns more calories.
marygrace marygrace 9 years
cardio is pretty boring unless i decide to take a walk outside or go for a bike ride. but then i don't really think of it as cardio, just as enjoying myself outdoors. as far as scheduled exercise, weights are where its at. its more interesting and does a lot more for your body.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I actually really enjoy both.
singingintherain singingintherain 9 years
I like doing cardio but I also lift weights
brown_eyed_grrl brown_eyed_grrl 9 years
I don't mind cardio, but reducing the cardio and upping the weight routine has made amazing changes. I was doing a lot of cardio, and I wasn't seeing the changes I see now.
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
I love cardio! Weight lifting...not so much,lol. I do not mind lifting weights however I find cardio so much more fun.
bushra bushra 9 years
hello? both?
gigi123 gigi123 9 years
I actually like doing both, some days it takes some mental motivation to want to get on a machine, but once I get going I feel better. Same with using weights, once I get past one set of exercise and if you do circuit training you can work up a really good sweat.
lilxmissxmolly lilxmissxmolly 9 years
i love both but cardio is probably my favorite.
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Weights, but I think short bursts of cardio (like the kind you do in boot camp) is fun.
Giasbash6260 Giasbash6260 9 years
OMG I am such a cardio rat it is NUTS!!! - I do cardio for 96-102 minutes a day!!!
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