The perception that cardio is better than weights.
Cardio exercises are awesome for caloric burn and cardiorespiratory health. It's also necessary to maximize aerobic capacity and to effectively train for endurance events. However, cardio alone I not an efficient or effective way to build lean tissue or change body composition.
Clients will often prioritize cardio five days a week and weights two times a week. For best results, let’s flip that ratio and encourage a greater emphasis on lifting (heavy) weights to build lean tissue and fight fat loss resistance.
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