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14 Aug 2007

Cardio & Circuit
Hi Doc,

I read your previous response to someone elses same question. I am doing cardio (have been for the past three weeks). When I feel that I have shed the last 3 or 4 kilos (max) i will go onto 1 day cardio and 1 day circuit as I am looking to then tone. I will also perhaps include weights. So i will do a three day cycle consisting of cardio, circuit, weights. My question is this if i am doing the super circuit is weights all that nes for toning? I am also on a well balanced carb and protein diet (simular to the Body for Life). Am i on the right track? My body fat is currently 24% and i weigh 55kg.
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01 Jan 0001

Hi V

It sounds reasonable. If I understand correctly, you will be doing 3 days a week, split among those three types of sessions. That sounds good. I don't think that you need any more weights than this - you effectively have two sets of weight training days, because as you have asked, the circuit constitutes weight training too. So yes, that's probably all you need.

one thing that I would add is that perhaps you can look at doing a little more cardio - for example, when you do your weight training, adding in a 10minute warmup and a 5 to 10minute cooldown of walking, cycling or jogging helps a lot too. So look at combining cardio with weights in that fashion

Good luck
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