Combining Fat Burner and Strength Training Workouts

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Question: I just purchased one of the workout systems from an infomercial designed to get you ripped and in shape. My problem is that I really enjoy strength training, moving heavy weights, and the system, though it requires training six days a week, it really doesn’t use enough weight to maintain the strength I already have. Would it beneficial to combine training, or, by doing that, would I have wasted my money?
Answer: One possible solution would be to use your fat burning workout four days a week and your normal strength training on the other two days.
Begin your training week with your fat burner but on the second day move some big weights. As you begin to strength train again, pay attention to the time you are actually engaged in training and how much recovery you need. By continuing to use the cardio-based system on alternate days, you should notice a reduction in your recovery time on your heavy lifting days. Your strength will also continue to increase by combining the two systems and added benefit to your workouts will be greater muscle gains. The intensity of the cardio workout stimulates your metabolism and you could see benefits on heavy days similar to what you find the cardio-style training.
You have to challenge yourself to reduce your recovery time when you are lifting heavy though. Keep trying to use heavier weights, but don’t take long breaks between sets if you run straight sets. If you superset exercises to reduce time between sets your recovery is challenged as well.
A rotation of the two opposite styles of training should be more beneficial than remaining exclusive to either.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl

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