Ultimately, it depends on your fitness goal when talking about cardio or weights being more beneficial. Strength training will help burn calories but it’s much better for building muscle. Cardio is great at burning calories as well and will lead to weight loss. One of the best aspects of strength training is that when the workout is done, you will still be burning calories. If you want to get big and buff, train weight weights. If you want to get skinny, do some cardio.
- Strength training can help you build muscle and a study in 2012 found it can help increase your lean muscle mass.
- Lifting weights helps improve bone density which can prevent injuries as you’ll have stronger bones.
- When you combine strength training and cardio you will improve your heart health as well as your mental health.
“While a cardio workout will help you burn more calories during a sweat sesh, strength training helps you keep burning those calories throughout the day.”