Cardio for fat loss?


One of the most misleading myths when it comes to female fat loss is that if you want to burn fat you need to do lots of steady cardio training and the more you can do, the better.

Actually, this isnt true

Long or short term fat loss is down to nutrition (what you eat AND drink)

Not, your cardio approach.

Lots of people can get themselves into great shape without doing any steady cardio – some with absolutely no cardio whatsoever.

There's little benefit of plodding along on a treadmill or rower, if you are only going to eat more than you burn. However, what works for one person will not always work for another so it’s impossible to say that one training method always trumps another for a specific goal.

However when we are asked what works best for fat loss in terms of importance the breakdown would look something like this....

  1. Nutrition
  2. Resistance training
  3. Interval training
  4. Steady cardio training

As you can see, the number one priority here is nailing your diet/nutrition.

Last on the list is Steady State Cardio

Now we're not saying at BTB HQ that cardio doesnt work, of course it does.

But in terms of people wanting results (generally as fast as possible for as little time), we find that results in body composition (shape and toning) are achieved much quicker when clients combine decent nutrition plans with resistance training.



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