Cardio vs Weight Lifting: Which Is Better for Weight Loss?

many people have decided to lose weight find themselves with a tricky question should they do cardio or lift weights so in this video I'm going to tell you all you need to know about each of them for Wales I guess the first thing we want to think about

is which one burns more calories and of course scientists have looked at this for most activities the more you weigh the more calories you'll burn now if you weigh a hundred and sixty pounds or seventy-three kilos you will burn about two hundred and fifty calories per 30 minutes

of jogging and a moderate pace if you were to run at a faster pace of six miles per hour you'll burn around three hundred and sixty-five calories in 30 minutes on the other hand if you wait trained for the same amount of time you might only burn around

130 to 220 calories so in general you'll burn more calories per session of cardio then you will wait training for the same amount of effort but that's not the only factor to consider what about when you're not training weight training helps you burn more calories when you aren't

training weight training is much more effective than cardio at building muscle and muscle burns more calories at rest than other tissue like fat that's why you would have heard that building muscle is the key to increasing your resting metabolic rate your resting metabolism that refers to the amount

of energy you burn when at rest this study measured participants resting metabolisms drink 24 weeks of weight training now in men weight training led to a nine percent increase in resting metabolism the effects in women were smaller with the increase of almost four percent now while this does

sound good it's important to think about how many calories this actually represents for the men resting metabolism increased by about a hundred and forty calories per day in women it was only about 50 calories per day thus weight training won't skyrocket your metabolism but it will increase by

a small amount however weight training also has other important calorie-burning benefits specifically research has shown that you burn more calories in the hours following a weight training session compared to a cardio workout in fact there are reports of resting metabolism staying elevated for up to 38 hours after

weight training while no such increase has been reported with cardio so basically the studies show us that the calorie-burning benefits of weight training aren't just limited to that one session you continue to burn more calories for hours even days afterwards high-intensity interval training provides similar benefits to cardio

in less time although cardio weight training two of the most popular workouts there are other options one of these is high-intensity interval training or hipped which involves short bursts of very intense exercise alternated with low intensity recovery periods now typically a hit workout will take just 10 to

30 minutes you can use hit with a variety of different exercises including sprinting biking jump roping or other bodyweight exercises so how does he go with burning calories of course there are studies that have compared hit with regular cardio research examining more than 400 overweight and obese adults

found that hip and traditional cardio reduced body fat and waist circumference to a similar extent now other research has shown that hit star workouts may burn about the same number of calories as traditional cardio although this depends on the intensity of exercise usually you will burn the same

number of calories but in a much shorter time with it in the end both cardio and weight training can help you become healthier and fitter a cardio workout burns more calories in a weight training workout but your metabolism stays elevated for longer after a weight training workout plus

weight training is much better for building muscle therefore the most ideal exercise program for losing weight should include both cardio and weight training not one or the other thank you for watching make sure to give this video a thumbs up if you found it informative don't forget to

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