Exercise Enlightenment

We’re always on the lookout for a workout regimen that yields results fast. We know from NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” that powerhouse trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper require their teams to follow hard-core cardio and weight-training plans. But which one really gives you better and faster results as you age?

A trainer at my New York Sports Club gym swears that you burn more calories doing circuit weight training for 30 minutes than you do on an elliptical machine for the same amount of time. And, even better, she claims that circuit weight training causes you to continue to burn calories for 12 hours after your workout. Shock! Awe! Oreos!

Now, I’ve found plenty of supposed experts who disagree with my trainer, but I’ve decided to ditch my cardio routine (is it really exercise if you’re watching “The View”?) for a month and test out those intimidating, hulking weight machines. Our metabolism slows down as we age, so it’s more important than ever to work out super efficiently.

Care to join me? We can track our progress (and pitfalls) together.

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