Letshego Zulu
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16 Mar 2020
5:09 pm

Cardio vs weight training: Which one is right for you?

Letshego Zulu

Thinking about the future might help you decide on utilising both cardio and weights.

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The contentious topic of cardio versus weights continues to be discussed and debated in health and fitness circles. The truth is, our body compositions are different and exercise in general affects our bodies in different ways. Depending on what your goal is, weight loss or muscle gain is achieved by a combination of what you eat and your choice of exercise. To elaborate on how exercise affects our different body types, one person can lose a considerable amount of weight through cardio training (i.e. running, cycling, swimming, aerobics exercises, high-intensity interval training etc) and the next person can lose a...