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I need to lose some serious timber. So, what should I start with: weights or cardio?
I’d make sure you’re regularly hitting 10,000 steps first, then start thinking about workouts.
OK, I’ll walk to and from work. Now, what about that training?
Cardio is safest after a hiatus. Do three steady-state sessions a week: a gentle run, or a swim.
After two weeks, swap one of your sessions for HIIT, to push your body harder.
Does that mean I should avoid the weights room completely?
Until your cardio feels easier, yes. Then add a weights day.
Are there any particular exercises I should do?
Train the larger muscle groups with squats and deadlifts – you’ll burn more fat that way.
Jonny Jacobs, personal trainer