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Weightlifting Vs. Cardio... Which is it?!

So, the point is something that could and would cause someone being in their feelings (or fight, haha) and that is, “What's the best way to lose weight to achieve the best conditioning?”

Weightlifting? or Cardio?

This is not a light subject because the most approved opinion when discussing how to improve one's physical conditioning is that cardio is the best way to lose weight. That you could go outside and walk/run to do it; or go to your nearest gym, get on the treadmill, bike, or an elliptical and JUST GO IN as much as possible to burn off the excess body fat to achieve your goals.

This couldn’t be further from the truth!!!

Aside from a person’s particular body type: endomorph, mesomorph, or ectomorph (look it up), dieting and progressive weightlifting would be more advantageous to you achieving your fitness goals than just trying to do a massive amount of cardio (on almost daily basis).

I preach to any client that lifting weights is the better method for building muscle and losing body fat compared to just performing cardio. Now granted, depending on who you speak to, each person's goal will differ, but it is recommended to prioritize weightlifting in your fitness routine. This is because weightlifting helps to increase muscle mass, which in turn boosts your metabolism and helps you burn more calories throughout the day. Furthermore, weightlifting helps to preserve muscle mass while losing body fat, which is important for maintaining a healthy body composition. Now don't get it twisted, cardio is still beneficial for your overall health, but it should only be used as a supplement to weightlifting rather than being the main focus. I advise ANYONE to incorporate both weightlifting and cardio into your routine to lead to the best optimal results.

If you know, you know.



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