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Cardio Or Weights – Which Is best For You?

Cardio or weights – the endless gym junkie debate continues…

 

??‍♀️ CARDIO vs. WEIGHTS ??‍♂️ Written by: @maxweberfit ⠀⠀ ? What is BETTER? Cardio or Weights? Which should you do? Which should you avoid? Let’s discuss! 🙂 ⠀⠀ ⭐ The truth is that both Cardio & Weights have their place along your fitness journey. And as you can see, both have some incredible health benefits that’ll not only help you look good, but FEEL better too. ⠀⠀ ? Now, let’s talk a bit about cardio just briefly. ⠀⠀ Cardio is fantastic for burning additional calories, increasing the size of your calorie deficit in a fat loss phase and can be great for stress relief and cardiovascular health (duh!). ⠀⠀ However, depending on your goals, you might elect to do more or less cardio. Like if you’re a marathon runner, doing more cardio vs. weights makes a lot of sense. ⠀⠀ ?? Now, if we’re discussing strength training and lifting weights, then here’s what’s important to know: ⠀⠀ Lifting weights is best for building muscle (shaping and “toning”), improving strength and posture, and ultimately burning more calories at rest. ⠀⠀ This means that strength training is great if you want a bigger booty, leaner arms, or a more powerful bench press or deadlift. ⠀⠀ ? So, the bottom line is to do both! ⠀⠀ ? HOWEVER, the real question is HOW MUCH of both? ⠀⠀ Simply put, if your primary goals are cardio-centric, doing cardio 3-5x per week and lifting 2x per week for 45-75 minutes largely makes sense for a broad population. ⠀⠀ And if you’re primary goals are strength/muscle focused, lifting weights 3-5x per week for 45-75 minutes and doing cardio 1-2x per week is likely optimal. ⠀⠀ ? How does that sound to you?! If you liked this post, comment “⭐” below and of course, if you have questions drop them in the comments and I’ll reply! Also, be sure to follow me @maxweberfit for more posts like this every single day! ⠀⠀ #cardio #cardioworkout #cardiovascular #cardio?‍♂️ #burningcalories #weekendworkout #strength #liftingweights #weighttraining #fatlosstips #fatlosshelp #fatlossjourney #weightlosstips #weightlosshelp #weightlossjourney # #fatloss #weightloss #fatlossgoals #weightlossgoals #fatlosscoach #weightlosscoach #fitfam #iifym #fatlossmotivation #weightlossmotivation

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As personal trainer Max Weber, NASM (@MaxWeberFit) explained, both cardio and weightlifting have their benefits. Cardio is good for burning extra calories, improving blood flow, stress relief, combating depression, and improving sleep, to name a few. Weightlifting, on the other hand, is good for building muscle, making you stronger, burning calories at rest, reducing stress, and improving posture.

“Cardio is fantastic for burning additional calories, increasing the size of your calorie deficit in a fat-loss phase and can be great for stress relief and cardiovascular health (duh!),” Max wrote in his caption. “Strength training is great if you want a bigger booty, leaner arms, or a more powerful bench press or deadlift.”

So the bottom line is neither one is necessarily better than the other; they are both important for fitness, depending on your goals. If your goals are more cardio-centric (such as training for a race), Max recommends doing cardio three to five times per week and lifting two times per week. If your goals are more strength- and muscle-focused, then you should lift weights three to five times per week and do cardio once or twice a week… Read More

 

So what do you think is best? Let us all know in the comments – Thanks

 

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