MYTH-CARDIO TRAINING IS BEST FOR FAT LOSS
High intensity cardio, such as sprints or hill runs or other versions of HIIT (high intensity interval training) on cardio machines in the gym, is great for fat loss. However, long steady cardio such as jogging is not good for fat burning. In fact, long sessions of such cardio increase the levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which actually causes you to store more body fat. Resistance training is the most effective way of burning body fat since it increases lean tissue, which boosts your metabolic rate, which means you’re burning more fat for energy. Also, done in the correct way, resistance training will give you all of the benefits of cardio, and more. And with much shorter training sessions. Therefore, resistance training should form the core of your programme. This goes for ladies too; none of my female clients have ever complained that they are gaining too much muscle!