Weight lifting vs cardio

Many people who thrive on building thick slabs of muscles hate cardio work and many cyclists and middle and long distance runners won’t be spending much time weight-lifting. There is this divide between weight lifting, an anaerobic exercise and cardio-vascular training, an aerobic form of exercising. So which one is the best type of training, weight-lifting or cardio?

Benefiting from each

In order to answer this question, you have to look at their benefits. Weight-lifting and aerobics each have their advantages and lack their counterpart’s advantages.

Aerobic exercises will

  • increase your body’s efficiency at burning oxygen;
  • lower your heart rate;
  • increase your endurance;
  • build more arteries in your muscles. Continue reading