There has been debates done about cardio or weight lifting being better for weight loss. In the long run, research has shown that high intensity interval training is actually the best way to burn calories. However, there still are advantages for both weight training and cardio. Weight training will help increase your metabolism and therefore allow you to burn calories even after you finish your workout. Cardio on the other hand can help you drop weight quickly and doesn’t require any special equipment.
- Cardio will burn more calories per session, and the more you weigh the more calories you’ll burn.
- Weight training can help you burn more calories every day as you’ll burn calories even after you finish working out.
- High intensity interval training workouts take 10-30 minutes and can include different exercises such as biking or sprinting.
“One of the potential benefits of HIIT is that you can spend less time actually exercising, since rest periods are included between the intense periods of activity.”