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  • Head Coach, Desmond de Moussac

Cardio VS Weights: Which is Best for Weight Loss?

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Say you wanted to lose fat. And you had no choice but to do either Cardio or Weightlifting but not both, which one is more effective in getting you to your goals?


Most of us would probably choose Cardio. But is that necessarily true?


Let's find out!

Key Takeaways:

High-intensity cardio and compound weightlifting exercises are best for fat loss.
Cardio and weightlifting have unique advantages in a fat loss program.
You can never outwork a bad diet

Defining Cardio and Weightlifting

To start, let's define what we mean by "Cardio" and "Weightlifting".


In this context, "Cardio" are exercises that mainly tax your cardiovascular system with minimal muscle fatigue. Such as rowing, cycling, running, skipping, bodyweight HIIT, etc.


Put simply, that means exercises that cause your heart rate to go up, your breathing to become strained, while minimally causing any muscle soreness.