What is the best cardio work out that burns fat and builds lean muscle?

by Jasdev Grewal  |  9 years ago

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What is the best cardio work out that burns fat and builds lean muscle?

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  1. Guest85110

    Further to Victor Strong's answer below the very best overall workout routine (including weight routines to build even more lean muscle) is on the Simply Shredded website. It includes various sprint based workouts that will train and challenge you in various ways. The end goal with any good routine is to improve progressively. Here is an excerpt from that workout with the link to the article below:

    Training Schedule:

    You’ll sprint twice a week, and weight-train three days a week. You’ll perform a heavy maintenance session for legs once per week for the six-week cycle.

    Monday: Upper body: Horizontal push/pull

    Tuesday: Sprints

    Wednesday: Rest

    Thursday: Legs (alternate quad and ham dominant days)

    Friday: Upper Body: Vertical push/pull

    Saturday: Sprints

    Sunday: Rest

    For the breakdown of the workouts and the methodology behind it click here -


  2. Garrett Hnatiuk

    Most people choose to do a mix of both exercise as well as dieting, so they may burn 250 - 500 calories per day exercising, and cut 250 - 500 calorie per day from their diet plan, resulting in a weight loss associated with 1 to 2 lbs each week.

  3. Victor Strong

    Swimming is definitely one of the best forms of exercise you can do. If however you are looking for something on land I cannot recommend sprinting enough. There are plenty of people who distance run, but sprinting works your body completely differently. Sprinting is an anaerobic exercise, similar in nature to weight lifting as opposed to jogging which is the definition of an aerobic exercise.

    Sprinting – which is running as fast as you absolutely can causes muscles throughout your body to tense up and flex while also reducing the amount of oxygen these muscles receive. This combined with the explosiveness required to execute a sprint all work to burn fat and build muscle. Don’t believe me? Would you rather look like a muscular sprinter or a wiry distance runner?

    The beauty of sprinting is that your body continues to burn fat after exercise as you recover and grow. Begin by warming up and doing five 75-100 meter sprints. Work this number up to 8-10 and you will feel it.


  4. Brad Isaac

     Swimming is a great workout that helps build cardio and develop muscle. Depending on the stroke you use you will be using most if not all of your body to swim. It is a great workout for people with joint injuries or stress. 

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