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Is 30min cardio a day enough?

I was wondering if 30 min. cardio (w/20min weight resistance) enough to LOSE the pounds...I get that and then some but feel like I should be losing much faster. Any suggestions or comments would be helpful...Thanks!

Mon. Oct 1, 1:07am

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Intensity is key

30 min. a day or even 5 times a week should be enough (along with weight training) but its has to be at a high intensity. Interval training, for instance.

Monday, October 01, 2007, 3:50 AM

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Intensity is about moderate to mild...but I guess I should up it a bit. Thanks!

Monday, October 01, 2007, 3:57 AM

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I think it depends what your diet is like and how much you have to lose. Right now I'm getting usually 30 min of moderate cardio (walking with a stroller) most days (not all!), and am losing 1-2 lbs per week. But my diet is very good, so I think it's mostly diet that's causing weight loss. As I get closer to my goal weight (25 more lbs), I imagine it'll be harder to maintain this loss without stepping up my exercise - has anyone else found this to be true? And I think people who have a lot of weight to lose will lose more based on diet alone that someone who's just looking to lose 10 lbs and tone up.

Monday, October 01, 2007, 9:48 AM

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It can be more than enough - I second the pp's sentiment about the diet. I got in the best shape of my life cutting my cadio down to 15 minutes a work out and upping the strength to 35-40 minutes. BUT, I was also very consistent with my diet. That was key for me, then and now. I can go weeks without getting consistent or challenging exercise in (not that I advocate that) and I'll still lose weight b/c I'm keeping my eating in check.

Monday, October 01, 2007, 5:34 PM

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It's good... I think

I have lost a good amount of weight (35lbs) on 30-40 minutes of cardio 5 days a week. Most days its 30 minutes. BUT its getting harder as I am getting close to my goal. I throw in anywhere from 5-15 minutes of weights, mostly upper body. I can't wait to get to a point where I can really use the weights to target and tone certain features!

Monday, October 01, 2007, 7:09 PM

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