Tuesday, June 14, 2011

What Burns More Fat - Cardio or Weights

If you have time do both cardio and lift weights. If you are limited and only have time for one, lift weights. This is contrary to what most people may think. The main reason, the more muscle you have the higher your metabolism is even at rest. Another factor is muscle loss when dieting. When you lose weight you often lose up to 30% muscle with the fat. If you do strength training while reducing your calories you can keep your muscle loss down to 3-5 percent. All you need to do to maintain muscle and speed up your metabolism is strength train at least two times per week for 30-40 mins. What I have my busy clients do is combine cardio with weights. By wearing a heart monitor (which now have gotten pretty cheep), we lift weights while keeping within the target heart zone. It's a nice way to kill two birds with one stone and it really makes the time fly by.

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