Does weight lifting help aid weight loss? How and why?
When it comes to losing weight, which is more effective: cardio or weight training? Here's how each stacks up.
Many people think that if you want to lose fat, you should do more cardio, and that if you want to build muscle, you should lift weights. But it's not that simple. You can use weight training to lose fat, and in some ways it's actually better than cardio.
Falling for the common misconception that you need to do cardio to lose weight is one of the biggest mistakes you could make and could hinder your progress.
WEIGHT TRAINING INCREASES SHORT-TERM CALORIE BURN
The first reason we are going to give weight training a point in the fat-loss war against cardio is due to the calorie burn after the workout is completed.