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fat loss, running, sprinting -

Do you like to run? Which burns more fat—RUNNING or SPRINTING? Fasted or "fed?" Let's discover what the SCIENCE has to say..... UNFORTUNATELY, running CAN cause MUSCLE to be used as fuel, especially if you are in a Caloric deficit and not resistance training to prevent wasting muscle; recent studies strongly imply that low-impact types of cardiovascular exercise are more friendly to preserving optimal muscle mass while in a Caloric deficit and resistance training.[1] Furthermore, many bodybuilding coaches (mine included) have reported increased muscle loss specifically due to running and therefore recommend the stair mill, uphill walks on the treadmill, cycling, rowing,...

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cardio, EPOC, fat loss, muscle, muscle mass, weight training -

On "paper," cardio burns more Calories than weight training. We know this. HOWEVER, weight training will provide better results for BOTH muscle optimization AND fat loss. Why is this? 1. Muscle Protein Synthesis. Harvard studies (see sources below) show across the board that weight training increases muscle protein synthesis. Muscle mass is built in a Calorie surplus. Muscle mass is preserved in a Calorie deficit. In other words, regardless of what happens with your diet, weight training will "at-best" bring you closer to your goals, and "at-worst" minimize the damage caused by a poor diet (though we never advocate exercise...

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