Is Doing Cardio Or Lifting Weights Better For Fat Loss?
One of the questions I get asked most often is: which is better for losing body fat, weight lifting or cardio?
Fat loss involves a balance in nutrition, weight training and cardio. Each play an important role.
When it comes to losing fat, the first thing you need to think about is burning calories (caloric expenditure).
Dumbbell Leg Exercises | Home Workout or Gym Workout
Here’s a dumbbell leg workout that you can do at home or at the gym! Keep in mind that with free weights, you can slow down your range of motion to increase the difficulty without having to go heavier on the weights. You can also utilise mid-rep pauses to get more out of each exercise. Watch your form, especially on the last 2-3 reps! You’ll need a couple of sets of dumbbells – one heavier and one lighter.
How to build great Glutes
A round, firm and shapely bum is attractive to both men and women because it signifies strength and good health. The glutes are among the largest muscles of the human body and are powerful and dynamic movers. So how do I build these muscles effectively?
1. You need to be doing the correct exercises in order to BUILD those glutes. These are your basic foundational movements which include barbell squat, deadlift, lunges, good mornings and hip thrusts. If you are NOT doing those exercises weekly you will not build a great butt, period.
My Top 3 Best Core Exercises
1. Reverse crunches
A reverse crunch aims at bringing the pelvis closer to the rib cage. When performing this exercise imagine you are a rolling your body up like a piece of paper. Don’t kick your legs up in the air or shoot them straight up in the air either. Instead bend your knees, tuck your legs and “roll back.”
When these get easy you can add resistance by doing them on an incline bench. For the very strong try hanging leg raises but the emphasis is the same. Roll up at the lower back, don’t just bend at the hips.
Why focusing on Cardio for FAT LOSS is keeping you FAT!
Focusing on cardio for fat loss is keeping you fat!!!
We have always been told that if we just move more and eat less we should be able to keep in shape or keep weight/fat off.
However, this advice is wrong, misleading and is actually causing people to have very little muscle and excess body fat! Don’t get me wrong, its not that activity doesn’t work for fat loss…its that the WRONG type of activity doesn’t work!
The “skinny fat army “ they come into the gym everyday to use a piece of cardio equipment for an hour or more. They never change their body shape, they always look the same…very little muscle and carrying excess body fat, and they been doing this for years!!
How To Get Started Lifting Weights
How to Get Started Lifting Weights
If you want to ease your way in, I recommend focusing on bodyweight or bands. This can be done from the comfort of your own home. By sticking with bodyweight, it should provide a stimulus for growth early on, but more importantly it allows you to focus on keeping good form.
If you don’t want to spend time figuring out what works, and how to use everything in relation to your goals, hire a competent trainer who can guide you through the starting process. Having a trainer can be great for making sure you maintain proper form, and progress correctly towards your goals.