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Date Posted: 18:21:41 03/12/03 Wed
Author: Jennie
Subject: Re: 30min of Curves = 1hr30min of regular workout?
In reply to: Betty 's message, "Re: 30min of Curves = 1hr30min of regular workout?" on 16:21:22 03/11/03 Tue

However, does it mean the caroies burn in 30min Curves work out is equal to 1hr30min work out in regular gym?

>Curves is simply more efficient use of your time.
>With your 30 minute Curves workout you get a warm-up,
>strength training, cardio, cool down and stretching.
>The machines are designed so that you can exercise 2
>or more muscle groups at a time, i.e., triceps and
>biceps. And, you are moving at a pace on the circuit
>that creates a full cardio workout.
>
>At other gyms, first you warmup for 5-10 minutes on a
>bike or treadmill. Then, you continue with your
>cardio work (bike, stepper, treadmill, elliptical,
>rowing machine) for another 20-30 minutes. Then, you
>do your strength training. Unfortunately the
>equipment is not designed so that you can work
>opposing muscle groups. So, you must do more sets and
>reps. Thus, your time spent strength training will be
>another 30-40 minutes. Finally you need to cool down
>and stretch. Another 5 or 10 minutes. And, then you
>must account for the time spent to change and adjust
>equipment and to stop and talk to people during your
>workout, 5-30 minutes!
>
>Curves is a quicker workout, very fun and you will get
>results! Since it is a circuit you can still
>socialize as you exercise without losing time!
>
>Hope this helps.
>
>>I've told that 30min of curves work out is equal to
>>1hr and 30min work out in the regular gym. Is it true?
>>Is there a research/data that proves it? However, if
>>it's true, how does it work?

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