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I agree it kinda depends on your goals, and I would definitely recommend adding some weight training during the week. All cardio all the time can lead to muscle atrophy (I've seen it happen and it ain't pretty), and weight training can actually help a lot with weight loss, IF that's your goal (it can even burn more fat than cardio). Since you're doing Kenpo X, I'm guessing you have the full P90X program, so consider doing a couple of the resistance workouts during the week. Staggered is best, so if you're doing C25K workouts M/W/F, do weight training T/Th and possibly Sat.  Mix in upper body, lower body and core (just make sure you aren't doing back-to-back weight days - your body needs time to recover, especially if you're doing P90X workouts). Increasing strength is equally as important as increasing stamina, and it's good for you, even if you aren't looking to bulk up. My husband and I have just started training for a 10K in January. We're doing P90X3, and we either go for a run instead of doing the scheduled cardio workouts or both (depending on the day or our mood lol). Integrating a hybrid of P90X and C25K might be a good way to go for you as well. If, on the other hand, you don't have weights (or access to them), there are plenty of resistance moves you can do using your own body weight. I hope this helps a little!

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