Is Lifting Weights Better Than Cardio?

This blog isn’t the first ‘Weights vs Cardio’ article on the internet, and it certainly won’t be the last. While a combination of strength and cardiovascular training can be ideal for an overall body transformation, I want to discuss why lifting weights should take precedence within our workout schedule.

Weight training is a multifaceted regimen and can include free weights (barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells), machines (pulleys and stacks) or your bodyweight as resistance (push-ups, chin-ups etc.).

With the huge variety of resistance training exercises available, there’s plenty of room for diversity. Slashing the risk of workouts becomes mundane (the same cannot be said for running on the treadmill).

So, let’s get into the key advantages weight training has over cardio.