The data can be so confusing when you’re trying to lose weight and burn fat. You know you need to exercise but there are only so many hours in the day and you want to make most of your exercise time.
So which is best? Cardio or weights?
Calorie for calorie you’ll burn more with cardio but that’s not the whole picture. If you lift weights for thirty minutes, you’ll burn less during that time than if you were swimming, running or on a stair machine.
However, once you stop your cardio workout, the calorie burning is done. Oh, you’ll still burn calories as your body functions but the results from your cardio are essentially done the moment you stop moving.
With weight training, you continue to burn calories as your muscles recover. And muscle keeps your metabolism running more efficiently and burning more fat around the clock.
So in planning your weight loss fitness routine, be sure to include weight training with your cardio plan. When combined with a healthy diet and an active day, unwanted body fat will be gone in no time!