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Eat Less or Exercise More? (Part 2) - The Best Cardio To Lose Fat & NOT Muscle

Updated: Jul 19, 2021

In our last post, we discussed how the focus of any fat loss plan is always going to be creating a calorie deficit via your diet.

Supplement this nutrition plan with a sound weight training program to sculpt your body and reveal that beach-ready body you’ve always wanted once the fat is melted away!

Weight training is not really going to help you burn a lot of calories so if you’re reaching the limits of what you can do with your diet, you’ll probably need to start doing some dreaded…


You’ve probably heard of the term anabolism, it refers to the building of cells, hence professional bodybuilders take ‘anabolic steroids’ to help them grow and build giant muscles!

The opposite of anabolism is catabolism, the breakdown of cells.

What you might not know is that too much cardio, especially certain specific types of cardio, can actually lead to catabolism, leading to the breakdown and destruction of your valuable muscle tissue!

This means that certain types of cardio can actually undo all your hard work lifting weights and going back to what we discussed in our last post, if you’re not careful, you’ll lose both fat and muscle, potentially harming your metabolism and leading to an overly skinny physique which might not be what you’d been hoping for if your objective is to achieve a fitness model-esque physique!

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