Cardio vs. Resistance Training? Which is better?

Cardio vs. Resistance Training? Which is better?


– Hey there beasts and beastwomen. This is Jazz bringing to you Fitness. (bang sound) Bites. Today what we gonna talk about, is the age old question. Cardio or resistance
training for fat loss. (Jazsley claps) I’m gonna review a research paper on this, and the title is called,
“multidisciplinary approach to obesity, aerobic or
resistance physical exercise. So link is in the description below. So in this study, 52 obese
individuals were divided into three groups one diet,
one diet and cardio, another one diet and resistance training. So the body composition, the weight the cardiovascular disease risk factor, and cardiorespiratory
fitness were assessed. So what are the results dieting lost about six
kilos plus minus two kilos. Dieting plus cardio group lost about, 10.5 kilograms plus minus 2.3 kilograms. So dieting and resistance
training actually lost, 9.37 kilograms plus minus 1.99 kilograms. So what about their body composition. Dieting lost about 4.26 body fat percentage. Dieting plus cardio lost about, 7.9 body fat percentage plus minus 1.4. And dieting plus resistance
training lost about, 6.34 plus minus 1.12. So according to the results, apparently dieting and
cardio lost the most weight, and dropped the most body fat percentage. But one thing you got to
really take note is that, the group that does dieting and cardio, started of with a way higher
mean of body fat percentage, of 40% as compared to the
resistance training ones, which started of with a mean of 30%. The dieting one actually started with, a mean of 36.46%. To actually conclude that, dieting plus cardio, is the best approach as compared to, dieting plus resistance
training. Well I could be biased, but it’s very unlikely to be fair because, the dieting plus cardio
was starting of at, a 40%. So the higher the
body fat percentage is, easier for them to loose
their body fat percentage, it’s way rapidly and weight way rapidly. But to say resistance
training is better than, dieting plus cardio is also false because, the results are way to far to have, an apples to apples comparison. Obvious markers is that,
resistance training actually, improves performance in
terms of muscular strength, and endurance and the
group that does cardio has, improvement in cardiovascular abilities. The one day just diet has
only very little improvement. The main take away is this, at a high body fat percentage level, anything you do as long as
you’re in a caloric deficit, will make you lose weight and fat. If you add cardio and resistance training, that will be the highest optimal level. In my experience two resistance
training session and, two cardio session within a week, is almost as good as
optimal for beginners, if you’re aiming on fat
loss and transformation. Truly then, you’ll see
the biggest changes.