Fat Loss Myths Revealed #6: Weight Loss Is All About The Cardio

As trainers, we shake our heads at things we see and hear. One of the most common mistakes many individuals make in regards to fat/weight loss is CARDIO.

Though it is true that cardiovascular activity has many healthy benefits, cardio is not the answer to a fast and effective weight loss program.

The answer lies in the individuals amount of lean muscle mass. That’s because muscle burns more calories that fat in a process called protein metabolism. Simply put, the more muscle we have, the more calories we burn throughout our day.

Weight lifting and specifically interval training 3-4 days per week is critical for any weight/fat loss program. Keep the cardio (HIIT Training – see prevous blog posts to discover this) going, but change your focus. The combination of both will help you burn the fat and calories you desire in a healthy and balance way.