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Telly, this is a good article, but it still doesn't talk about what's required (calorie-wise) to repair the muscle that you build and HOW overweight you should be to do this, ideally. It's general information that's good for the general public, but in our Quest for more information about how our bodies operate, it's far more complex than that. Don't get me wrong, I don't think you're going to go wrong with weight training, but is it the ideal thing to do when you have 50 pounds or more to lose?

The Pros...FAR outweigh the cons in my opinion and I have never heard of a trainer recommend not lifting weights. That is mind boggling. :faint:

I think some people are looking at this issue at far too deep a level....if you are a competitive athlete who is hardcore training and looking for maximum lean muscle gain then trying to cut fat while bulking is very difficult and not efficient at all. If you are a fat person looking to lose weight and look better then lifting weights is an essential part of your routine and anything you do will be better than nothing.

Tissue repair, ideal formulas, cell reconstruction...etc are all much more advanced topics than the average person needs to deal with until a very high level of fitness is achieved. It's one thing to be informed....it's another thing to suffer from paralysis by analysis.

Eat good, Lift stuff, exercise. It will work.....as always....JMO and YMMV.

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I think that's right. Just dont think about it too hard. For the average person, a bit of weights and a bit of cardio is going to work just fine.

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well said BPM

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BPM, learning this stuff has been the thing that has kept me going and kept me consistently losing. JUST keeping it simple is what got me fat in the first place. I thrive on this new knowledge and soak it up like a sponge. While I agree that doing something is better than nothing, If I can find the best way to do something, I'm going to do it. If I know that cardio is going to work better for me right now than weight training, I'm going to do that, too. I suppose this weight training vs. cardio discussion is better for another forum, like a weight training forum, and not the lap band forum. However, I do agree that it's very easy to suffer paralysis from analysis with all of this stuff. I have honestly been confused, as well. But I'm going to continue to find out more about this and test it out. I've come to the conclusion that doing light weight training (and taking my vitamins) will continue to challenge my muscles enough that my body will want to hang on to it rather than burn it for fuel. I'm just not going to do enough to really build muscle because I don't think I'm eating enough to repair it efficiently.

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i would love to jog but havent been able to yet. i walk 2 miles every other day. the in between days i do my strength training and ride the bike for about 10 miles. but my ultimate goal is to be able to jog. i have a heel spur thats a killer and i cant even bring myself to try it yet. any suggestions?

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