Is cardio better for losing weight or is lifting?

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  1. Oldskool903 profile image70
    Oldskool903posted 9 years ago

    Is cardio better for losing weight or is lifting?

  2. thelast5 profile image59
    thelast5posted 9 years ago

    both...lifting will build muscle which burns fat both in the process of injurying it while lifting, recovering, and also for every 1 lb of muscle you have it burns around calories a day while resting. Cardio is good for increasing your heart rate to burn calories...running a mile burns on average 100 calories

  3. jenniferhughs profile image60
    jenniferhughsposted 9 years ago

    Cardio will melt away calories.  You really can't lose weight withup doing some cardio to rev the metabolism and consume calories.  However, that being said it is also beneficial to build strength since building muscle will burn fat over a longer period of time. Try doing some daily cardio for 20-30 minutes, and weight training 1-2x per week.

    See my many diet Hubs for more tips for healthy weight loss.

  4. MikeNV profile image79
    MikeNVposted 9 years ago

    Weight is lost when the bodys caloric intake is lower than the amount of energy it burns.  Whatever gets you to that point works.

  5. Countess Batula profile image60
    Countess Batulaposted 9 years ago

    I've found cardio burns fat and reduces weight while weight lifting makes me more muscly yet the same weight or an increase because of the muscle mass.

  6. Suzie Parker profile image61
    Suzie Parkerposted 9 years ago

    A combination of the two will be best. Cardio help you to burn calories while you are exercising. While weight training boosts your metabolism that you continue to burn calories for as much as 48 hours after your weight training session are over.

    If you want to lose weight, aim to get about 3 session of cardio in (interval training is best) and also 3 session of weight training.

    Good luck with your fitness goals!


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