I want to lose weight, shouldn’t I do more cardio?

The answer to this may be seen as controversial, but research has shown that cardio is very INEFFICIENT in the aid of improving body composition. To an extent, it works against your progress of increasing lean tissue by burning muscle tissue as a form of energy.  Performing proper strength training benefits the four facets of fitness (strength, flexibility, cardiovascular endurance and metabolic efficiency).  Strength training breaks down muscle tissue, which leads to an acute spike in the demand for energy in the form of a calorie.  Another important factor is to maintain a caloric deficit, ensuring we gain lean tissue and reduce body fat.  Follow these simple recommendations to achieve your weight loss goals.