If you haven’t heard about it already, there is a hierarchy to losing fat. Some training methods are more effective than others; however, they will not make much difference if you’re still eating like you did when you were 15. You can actually lose fat without exercising by only making dietary changes. Your rate of fat loss might be slower than if you added in some resistance training, but that just goes to show you the importance of healthy eating and fat loss.
Nonetheless, some people resort to cardio for fat loss. It takes the least amount of skill (compared to weight lifting) but can be quite boring and depending on the type of cardio, less effective.
My colleague, Jessica Smith, wrote a great article on this topic for Shape Magazine’s website called 8 Cardio Myths That are Making You Fat. She asked me to contribute a little bit of my smarts, so make sure to pay attention, at least on slide 6 :)
Here’s the LINK.
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