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Friday, June 25, 2010

One of the ways that I pass the time at work is to listen to podcasts. Lots of podcasts. Today I stumbled upon the Quick and Dirty Tips "Get-Fit Guy" podcast, and his most recent show was comparing cardio, strength training and a combination of the two (together, in the same workout). He presents data from a 2008 University of California study. This study's most surprising claim states that combination training burns 991% more fat than doing just one or the other. Almost 1000 percent more! Whoa. I tried to find the original study, but was unsuccessful. If you happen to find it, please let me know! If you want to listen to the podcast or read the transcript, here is the link.

getfitguy.quickanddirtyt
ips.com/which-workout-burn
s-the-most-fat.aspx


Biking to work has been going well. The past couple weeks, I've only missed one day a week due to thunder storms. My legs are getting stronger and the trip which at first took 20 minutes now takes about 17. The hills are also easier to overcome.

I'll be honest -- I was starting to feel discouraged again, but my scale made a significant jump this week. It has renewed my will to press on. Full speed ahead! Consistency is the key. Having this medium to communicate with my fellow Spark People has really helped me stay in the game. Thank you!
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  • RIPPEDPAUL1
    I'll check it out, I love walking to podcasts, thanks
    3629 days ago
  • GRACEFULIFE
    I believe he is referring to this study: http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/A
    bstract/2008/09000/Concurrent_T
    raining_Enhances_Athletes_.16.a
    spx

    However, it appears that you have to pay to get access to the full text. The study also appears at PubMed, again only an abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
    18714238

    Another study that looks interesting is http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/
    18714239

    Keep in mind that in health & fitness research, a result is generally not accepted until confirmed by several studies and most points of view can be backed up by cherry-picking only studies that support that specific position. I'm not saying this doesn't sound like a possible real effect, but 1000% sounds unreasonable to me.
    3632 days ago
  • JPRICE217
    Thanks for the podcast site. Don"t get discouraged sound like you are on the right track
    3633 days ago
  • no profile photo JEANNETTE59
    emoticon don't let the emoticon get you down. Didn't you know there is a scale gremlin he likes to sit on the scale to trick you into thinking you're not losing. But he is a lazy little emoticon and eventually he over sleeps and the emoticon is free to tell the truth. Oh, I almost forgot the scale gremlin is invisible! emoticon
    3633 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6594944
    Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon
    3633 days ago
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