“Cardio” is highly over-rated & an old concept that was brought in years ago based off studies done at the time. The studies however have proven to be wrong. Anyone who’s a trainer shld know that cardio is NOT the best way to obtain wt loss goals. MUSCLE MUSCLE MUSCLE is the ONLY way to increase metabolism! In fact all trainers shld b hip to the fact that long duration/ steady state cardio decreases muscle mass therefore decreasing metabolism. Building Muscle through High Intensity Workouts…High Intensity meaning: Brief activity causing a failure of the involved musculature w/in only 1-4 minutes, is the MOST effective & efficient way to wt loss while not including nutrition into this question b/c all in all in boils down to what you are feeding your body.
Here’s a tip to get a lot of peoples panties in a bunch…A reduction of body fat is almost entirely a dietary issue; yet the general population REFUSES to give up the notion of exercising for fat loss.
Trainers are not responsible for wt/fat loss that depends on the client’s discipline to clean eating, but we are able to aid them in increased muscle mass which aids in increased calorie burning while inactive!
Cardio burns more calories while you are working out. Lifting weights burns more calories over the next 48 hours. The trouble is you can’t do 5 squats and expect to burn more calories over the than cardio. The key is to hit high intensity (high heart rate) often throughout a workout. This helps the body practice tapping into different energy systems. If they only raise their HR to 60-70% maximum they don’t use significantly different energy systems than they do during their daily activity.