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High Intensity is Key for Both Cardio and Weight Benefits

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  • To improve your cardiovascular fitness using resistance training, you must perform each exercise at maximum intensity, or “to muscle failure”
  • High level of intensity is also the key ingredient to reap maximum results from other modes of exercise besides resistance training
  • 12 weeks of high intensity interval training can not only make significant reductions in total abdominal, trunk, and visceral fat, but can also give you significant increases in fat-free mass and aerobic power

By Dr. Mercola

Researchers looking to confirm the benefits of resistance training for cardiovascular fitness found that myocardial function appears to be maintained, and perhaps enhanced, by high intensity resistance training. The results, however, depend on performing the exercises to what is referred to as "muscular failure."  


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