Is it absolutely necessary for me to lift weights in order to lose weight?

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  1. chess9

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  2. Ano

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    Thanks Robert.

    I completely agree with what William Kraemer, PhD said in that article. He is one of the real experts on strength training.

    His book, Designing Resistance Training Program is a must read for fitness trainers.
     
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    Yes, though Fleck may be better known among recreational athletes. He's written a ton of stuff and is often interviewed. I have that book, btw. I also have one by Fleck alone somewhere around here on how to do the lifts. A form book.

    -Robert
     
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    sweet. that sounds like a good base to start off from.
    ill definitely search up your other posts for more info thanks.
     
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    i dont mean to be critical but he looks almost too skinny in the last pic imo

    well if you loose too much from where you are, youll just look underweight and skinny (believe me, i did the same thing once). you need to gain some muscle first i think
     
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    I know many people who run regularly who do not lose weight - although generally trim, they usually settle into a weight that often a few more than desired.

    from personal experience, I find I need to vary the workout constantly to lose weight. Which means, I am always sore :(
     
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    hey can anyone just help me get something right?

    I was doing the whole HIIT thing, and my 1 minute sprints are around 9-10 mph.
    Is that fast enough?

    If not. How fast should i run at?
     
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    Actually we did that on purpose.

    My first priority was to get him lean to a single digit bodyfat (without losing muscle) and then start the "bulking phase". I have sent him his mass gaining program.

    He tried to get lean for a year by doing cardio 5-7 days a week, 45 minutes-1 hour per session, and failed (as you can see in his "before" picture).

    And then he saw my posts on this forum. He contacted me and hired me as his fitness adviser.
     
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    No one can answer that, since no one know your level of conditioning.

    However, you can count your heart beats per minute immediately at the end of 1 minute sprints as a guideline.

    At the end of 1 minute sprint, your heart beat should be around 194-204 beats/minute. If your heart beat reach that range, you are doing fine.

    If your heart beat don't reach that range, increase the speed of your sprints.

    Your max heart rate is 204 beats/minute (220-your age).

    Of course, I assume that you don't have a heart problem. IF you do have a heart problem, I certainly would NOT recommend HIIT for you.

    To be safe, check with your doctor first.
     
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  10. RealPro

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    Regardless of whether you do cardio or weights, you got to limit the calories, too.
     
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    ahh okay that makes things clearer.
    haha nope no heart problem thank god :D
    *knock on wood 3 times*
     
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    subscribing...great read!!

    Thanks Ano for the wonderful information!!
     
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