Cardio vs.strength training for fat loss.
Even though knowledge about this important topic is becoming much more widespread, I want to revisit the age-old question:
Is cardio or strength training better for fat loss?
Putting aside other considerations like nutrition, sleep, and stress, here is my easy answer:
You will burn more calories while you are completing the cardio exercise, but the better overall strategy is to focus on strength training.
You see, not only does a pound of muscle burn far more calories at rest, but the work your body has to do after you lift is far more beneficial to fat loss.
And, don’t forget strength training increases muscle while cardio can diminish it.
As your muscles recover, repair, and grow, your body is burning more, even at rest.
So, if you want to become a smaller version of the body shape you already have, cardio is your choice.
Cardio also helps to strengthen your heart and lungs which is really important as we age.
But if you want to transform the shape of your body entirely while simultaneously losing fat, you absolutely must strength train!
Cardio vs.strength training for fat loss. Have questions? We’re here to help!
Most people are going to need coaching and guidance when it comes to strength training, and it’s our expertise here at Move Well Fitness.
Without coaching, chances of injury, using the wrong weights, and bad form are extremely high.
In conclusion, strength training and cardio are both great. However, if your goal is fat loss, focus more on strength training.
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