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.