Are cardio exercises or resistance training exercises best for burning body fat

Do you ever wonder which are the best burn fat exercises, cardio exercises or resistance training exercises. Well we have the answer and I think you will be surprised. If you want to lose belly fat you need to follow this golden rule.

On my travels around the bodybuilding and fitness world talking with many experts and personal trainers one of the main questions that is regularly asked in seminars is "I want to lose belly fat, what are the best burn fat exercises are they cardio exercises or resistance training exercises". Well first we need to take a closer look at the two forms of exercise and understand the basics.

Firstly resistance training, by gradually increasing the weight or resistance that a particular muscle as to overcome when performing an exercise the muscle tissue is broken down and repairs giving it a more toned and sculpted look. It has been found through scientific research that resistance training elevates your metabolism for several hours after the completion of the workout, which translates to a longer fat burning cycle. One mistake that is all to often made in the gym in order to burn fat is to incorporate hundreds of reps with very light weight but the inverse is what you should be aiming for. The muscle requires increased resistance to tone and shape; the best repetition range to achieve this is 12 to 15 reps.

Lets now take a look at cardio exercises. Typical forms of cardio burn fat exercises include running, jogging, power walking, rowing, skipping, cycling and swimming to mention a few. There is no doubting that when people decide that they would like to lose weight that these forms of exercise enter their minds first. The cardio workout if performed at high intensity for a duration of 30 to 40 minutes is a great way to burn fat. By doing so if you ensure you reduce your calorie intake you enter the calorie deficient zone and the fat cells are mobilised and used for energy supply.

In answer to the question that was originally asked "Which are the best burn fat exercises cardio or resistance training exercises" To ensure you burn fat optimally you must and it is essential to combine both forms of exercise. In that way the resistance training will tone and shape the muscles, elevate the metabolic rate and the cardio exercise will strip off the body fat giving you the leaner look.