When in a bind, it comes down to one choice: cardio or weights? In any given hectic weekday morning, cardio usually gets the nod; wrongly so!
While it’s true that cardio – defined as anything performed 20 minutes or longer in duration, will help to burn bodyfat as well as strengthen the heart, its benefits stop short.
Weight training on the other hand, not only strengthens the heart and burns bodyfat, it is the ONLY form of exercise that will delineate, or harden the body and enhance its natural shape as well as help with bone density and thusly curtail the diminishing effects brought about by osteoporosis.
No ladies, you will not get big as a result of weight training. You simply do not have the testosterone to build any appreciable amount of muscle mass. Curtail the high-glycemic coffee beverages in place of a real breakfast and the bulk (muscle covered with fat), will be a thing of the past!
Weight training should come first followed by cardiovascular training.
By itself, the best time for cardio is in the morning on an empty stomach as your body will draw from stored adipose (fat) for energy.
Weight training should be performed with fuel in the form of glycogen or stored carbohydrates.
Now, get burning!