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Weights vs. cardio - which works best for burning more fat and calories? Hmm... good question.
I'm exaggerating when I say that nations have gone to war about this issue, but I do it to emphasize its controversy. Let me just start out by saying that they both serve their purpose and have their exclusive benefits.
The real question is, "What are your goals?" Coming to terms with what you're trying to accomplish is really what determines which modality best serves you.
Ideally I would say training with weights and doing cardio is your best bet to achieve overall fitness. They namely target different systems. Cardiovascular exercise strengthens the lungs, vessels and heart, while weight training uses the stamina of cardiovascular exercise to build muscles that support skeleton and organs.
That being said, there are some things you should know.
After the age of 20, our bodies lose 1/3 to 1/2 pound of muscle tissue per year. Of course, this results in strength reduction, as we would expect. The slowing of our metabolic rate translates into weight gain.
So If I had to choose one of the two to counterbalance this effect, it would be strength training. (And I'm not just saying that because I'm a personal trainer!) Strength training is the best and surest way to increase your metabolism, burn fat and sustain long-term weight loss.
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