cardio with weights

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2011/08/12 15:13:11 (permalink)

cardio with weights

Hello collage.  zero to sixty looks interesting.  However at sometime someone told me that you should not use weight at the same time you are doing cardio.  I don't know where I heard this but am wondering if it is true or not.
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    megw
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    Re:cardio with weights 2011/08/12 16:37:22 (permalink)
    I was just thinking about it and something came to mind.  When I injuried my back I went to a chiroprator who had an excerise room under his office.  It was great because although we didn't all have the same problem we understood and had people to talk to about it.
    I think it was there that the instuctor said to never use weights when doing cardio.  However we only had treadmills and rowing machines.  With our many various problems maybe she wanted our hands free to hold or grab the handlbars??  I would still like to hear what others think.
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    Re:cardio with weights 2011/08/12 22:05:35 (permalink)
    I think it depends on you, the amount of weight, the duration, and the type of cardio.  Flinging around weights is not productive. Best to alternate, like the Rapid Results with Cindy Witmarsh, one minute of weights and one minute of cardio.   To me, weights do have a use in cardio, though not often, and not for many of us.  Doing controlled moves more slowly with weights,  might be useful for some individuals.  There are some exercisers, mostly female, who love cardio and rarely do strength training,  either weights or Pilates, and if a few reps of a light weight while marching or doing a controlled movement works for them,  better than not using weights at all.  Just my opinion, and I am no sport medicine doc!
    post edited by Alice Kathleen - 2011/08/12 22:06:27
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    Re:cardio with weights 2011/08/12 22:23:47 (permalink)
    The movements in this workout are choreographed to intentionally be used with weights. It's not like running with weights. You're not flinging your arms or moving *that* fast.
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    Re:cardio with weights 2011/08/13 09:22:07 (permalink)
    The original Firm made this their signature AWT aerobic weight training.  Very effective.  Even Leslie uses light weights with cardio.  You are not swinging the weights around but doing controlled movements with light to medium weight.
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    Re:cardio with weights 2011/08/25 10:37:39 (permalink)
    In the early '90s when I started doing step, I used a 5lb weight.  Granted I could do this and it allowed me to tone up/lose some weight but I was abt 33yrs old.  But then I started to notice I was experiencing dizziness during the day.  Shortly after, on the news, they did a segment on step classes w/weights at the gyms, stating this could raise blood/sugar levels to high.  So I stopped doing that but increased the step height to 10''.
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