From the scientific point of view ‘cardio’ is the short form of the word cardiovascular which represent the circulatory system composed of the heart the pumping organ and the blood vessels that make network of veins to supply blood to rest of the body. According to the excerpt, cardio is used to mean an exercise that entails endurance that strengthen the components of the cardiovascular that’s the vessels and the heart. On one occasion in the training the heart beats exceedingly faster than normal and hence more blood is pumped to carry nutrients and oxygen to all parts. In addition to this any activity that gets heart beat to 45-75% of your highest heart rate is therefore cardio.
Though both weight and cardio are essential for fat loss, but for the comfort of the body and the effectiveness of the body to continue with the normal activities. We shall look at the reasons why weight are much preferable for fat loss than cardio exercise;
Weights vary the body composition
Physical exercise helps the body to burn fats other than the diet changing, still persistence training with weight helps to change your body composition by huge extent. Unlike cardio which other than assisting in the fat loss also wears and break down body tissues making you have a light (soft) skinny fat appearance. Get that unpopular worn out look you need to lift weights, doing this repeatedly with a dumbbell is appropriate and it’s going to alter your body shape.
Still having control of your diet and doing weight to assist to build the lean body muscles. Unlike doing cardio exercise for an hour and taking little food makes it hard to cut down fats in the in us, but still consumption of much less and doing more cardio burns fat but with more muscle breakdown.
Weight exercise burns more calories
Unlike a common mindset that cardio breaks down more fats than lifting of weight one can burn like 500 calories during a 20 minutes jog , and the moment you stop, the burning of the calories stops too, but this depend on the time and the intensity of the work out. With lifting weight, one may feel be partial to not doing difficult task for one may not even sweat but still continue to burn fats even after 48 hour after the weight lifting exercise. Not to forget that for each pound of muscle you make then you break down additional 50 calories while at rest. This tells us that you are burning much more while you are virtually doing no workout
Relation with the hormonal environment
Training with weights and working cardio training, the different among the two is the hormonal surrounding that they promote tendency of the body to be put into anabolic state and still encourage muscle gain, when eating higher caloric foods diet, which we don’t expect to be case when we are aiming at losing fats or maintaining muscles.
Contrasting cardio preparation which endorse levels of cartisol released in the body and this still is a muscle that never allows lean muscles loss as well as accumulation of fat at the abdominal region.
And because of this reason is why we are advised to shift our attention to the to the weight lifting for fat loss more than cardio workout.
Having seen the importance of weight workout to cardio, this does not mean one should abandon cardio exercise but they are still effective and have health value, as cardio training have larger influence on the health of the cardiovascular system just like the way strength training have health benefits. So, cardio must not be eliminated from the exercise program as you emphasize on the weight training for this might hurt your progress.
Why not both practices?
Having both the cardio and weight workout co-currently, might have resistance benefit to the same. Examine have discovered that weight exercise done before cardio workout enhances fat burning during the workout, it shows that fat breaking increases when workout is done persistently. Research indicates that concurrent training, both the resistance and aerobic training must be the best way of exercise towards fats loss. The only problem with the same is might lead to overtraining , but to overcome this you can do alternating intense workout and the light ones that does not wear the body.
It’s high time to quit from the primitive thinking that cardio training helps to fight against fat while weight practice is for muscle building, but above all diet play the background for all this muscle building and fat loss.