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  • Head Coach, Desmond de Moussac

The Secret to Exercising for Weight Loss

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Cardio, weightlifting, powerlifting, HIIT, Tabata, Crossfit, Kickboxing, Yoga, etc.


What is the science regarding weight loss and what combination of workout programs are best for weight loss?

Key Takeaways:

All weight loss programs revolve around the law of Energy Balance.
Increase muscle mass in order to increase metabolism, increasing calories burned.
HIIT is the most well-suited cardio program to effectively burn calories AND minimize muscle loss.

If you're a woman, you're probably looking for a lean body but not too skinny. You want a toned upper body but don't want to look bulky. You want a flat and lean stomach. And you want slender defined legs.


If you're a man, you're probably looking for a muscular and athletic physique but not like the Hulk. You want a big chest, abs, and a V-shaped back. And you want nice well-defined arms that stretch your t-shirt sleeves, with just the right amount of vascularity.


Whatever your body goals are, they probably involve some kind of weight loss in order for you to achieve them.


To better understand the science behind weight loss and hence what kind of exercises are most effective, we need to understand the law of Energy Balance.

Energy Balance is the relationship with "Ener