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Which is better for fat loss? cardiovascular activity or weight training?

Like which is better to lose weight? Gaining muscle or running a whole lot?

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4 Responses to “Which is better for fat loss? cardiovascular activity or weight training?”

  1. Juris Rudbardis said:

    Definetly running. Training helps you with muscles, but does not lose so much fat.

  2. Charlie said:

    Cardio burns fat!! weight training will tone you but you could gain a few pounds in mussle.

  3. KIRKUK said:

    a combination of both – lets imagine you dropped the calories way down for the calorie deficit and then just performed cardio , you will lose muscle and actually become fatter because your BMR is lowered at the same time BUT lifting weights will give you metabolic active tissue that burns far more calories than cardio AFTER the workout and throughout the days while at rest..
    http://www.ironmagazine.com/article103.html

  4. Fly Lst said:

    I think you might be getting a little mixed up with what you want exactly. You say that you want to lose “weight” but that means you might want to get rid of some muscle too. You then say that you’d like to “shape” (I’d call it tone) your body a little which implies you want to build some muscle. I’m not trying to pick at your question – I just want to clarify the point for you.

    To answer it in the best way, I am going to look at it as if you want to get rid of fat AND build muscle at the same time. If you’re looking to “trim” and “tone” your body, and espectially because you suggest you are not that overweight, I would suggest you start performing more intensive aerobic exercises such as jogging. I wouldn’t think you need to change the whole way you eat or go on a diet because if you’re wanting to build muscles – it’s better to do it all with exercise.

    Exercises like jogging won’t exactly “build” your muscles on your stomach but they will help reduce the extra fat around there. Depending on how fit you are, you should go on daily or bi-daily jogs of around a mile. To build muscles, you should concentrate on anaerobic exercises such as sit-ups to help build muscles.

    These muscle-building exercises will give your muscles the toning and training they need to grow and become more prominent. To start to see a real difference with sit-ups, you should be looking to do no more than 100 every day (more than that will often hurt your muscles).

    If you stick to doing those two forms of exercise – jogging and sit-ups, you should see real improvements in a week or two. Remember, you should do them as often as you can (I.E every single day).

    Good Luck and Take care 🙂




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