The question: To lose weight, should I spend my gym time doing more cardio or more strength training?
The expert: Personal trainer Mike Donavanik, C.S.C.S., C.P.T.
The answer: It depends what you mean by “lose weight.” If you are in an epic battle with your scale, cardio is the way to go. If you want to look steamy under those fall sweaters, though, it’s time to cozy up to strength training.
Minute per minute, cardio indisputably burns more calories than strength training, which could explain why compared to strength trainers, aerobic exercisers lose more weight in less time, according to a recent Duke University study.
Excerpted from Women’s Health