IS CARDIO THE BEST WAY TO BURN FAT?
This is probably one of the most common questions I am asked when chatting with people and like many fitness related answers it’s rarely straight forward :
Minute for minute cardio is a very efficient way of burning calories but the intensity and duration of your workout will dictate the ratio of fat to carbs that your body uses.
For those that are fit enough, high intensity workouts mean that your body continues to burn calories (mostly fat!!) long after your workout has finished.
Weight training also has a very positive effect in the longer term. Every gram of muscle you create will need calories to function. This means over a 24hr period a more muscular person will burn a lot more calories than a less muscular person. So, in summary, from an EXERCISE perspective, combining BOTH Cardio and Weights is the BEST way to burn fat.
The best way to use up your fat stores overall, that’s a whole different ball game……… (Intermittent Fasting)
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