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Just 30min cardio is not enough

You need at least 60 to 90min. of cardio to burn calories and lose weight.

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Thu. Oct 18, 2:17pm

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tell that to the 30 pounds i lost doing 30 minutes of cardio a day...

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 2:23 PM

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right on 2:23!

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 2:25 PM

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Read Body for Life - by Bob Phillips

He recommends only 20 min. cardio 3 days a week - but intensity is the key! Its has to be high power. plus weight training on other days

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 2:52 PM

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Me too 2:23!!! I lost 25 pounds with about 30 minutes of cardio 4 times a week. Along with healthy diet and controlled portions of course!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 3:06 PM

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I reached my goal weight via dieting, with no cardio. Though I do walk a couple miles a day, just in my daily routine.

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 3:29 PM

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I think doing cardio is important for health, but 80% of keeping in shape has to do with diet. It's so easy to consume what you just burned.

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 4:47 PM

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Cardio

More and more research is coming forth from different scientific teams that short, intense interval training is best for the average joe looking to shed fat quickly, as well as for models/muscle builders/actors/etc who are trying to get lean in a short amount of time. I'm a junkie for fitness articles from Mens Health and Muscle & Fitness to women's fitness magazines (as a guy I swear to only have read the articles), and they all echo this message. The idea that 60-90 minutes of cardio exercise is needed to shed fat is becoming old school. We may perceive that we've lost more by being on the road or treadmill for an extended period of time, but in fact you're fooling yourself. If you haven't already visit the site below, it's one of many articles that subscribe to this philosophy. If you're training for an endurance event then it makes a lot of sense, otherwise, spend the extra mintues you saved on the cross trainer for the real fat loser-- the weight room.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007, 5:03 PM

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YES 4:47! I agree. I lost 25 pounds only doing 15 minutes of cardio (followed by 40 minutes of weights) but the KEY was watching what I ate!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 6:36 PM

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I lost 25 pounds through controlling my calorie intake. No cardio whatsoever. I probably should have lifted weights though because I lost muscle along with fat.

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 9:27 PM

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30minute walks to loose weight

You can loose pounds walking 30 minutes a day. You just have do it everyday. I have to walk 6 days a week and lost 25 pounds.

Thursday, October 18, 2007, 9:43 PM

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