Exercise Questions - Does Adding Weights
To Cardio Burn More Calories?
I have been recently adding incline to my treadmill
workout. I actually used the elliptical machine in physical therapy years ago
and loved it. My husband was more into the treadmill but I would have definitely
bought the other machine. Part of my walking routine on the treadmill I use 2
lb. weights to increase the intensity. Does that add extra calories burned?
Yes, if your using 2 lb. weights as upper body movements
with your arms, than this will definitely burn more calories than walking alone.
A few great exercises to do while walking with your 2 lb. weights are biceps curls,
shoulder presses and lateral raises. Also, try punching with the weights like
a boxer. These are great workouts that will use your entire body and burn many
more calories. Make sure to limit any of these movements if you feel pain or discomfort.
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