• Chris Ownbey PT N. Dallas

Do You Really Need to Do Cardio to Lose fat?

Updated: Nov 13

The most pressing questions about weight loss and weight gain finally answered.


Let’s keep this very simple.


** If you consume fewer calories than you take in. You WILL lose fat.


1. To lose weight- ** If you consume fewer calories than you take in. You WILL lose fat.

2. Do resistance training 5 days a week.

3. Complete burst cardio 3 days a week.

4. To gain weight- Eat more than you burn every day.

5. Do not do resistance training.

6. Do not do any burst cardio.

Common questions to outdated information.


Which is the best way to lose fat?


Do You Really Need to Do Cardio to Lose fat?

Answer: NO

You do not need to do cardio exercises to lose fat. You lose fat by restricting caloric intake, by having more energy go out than you consume. Step 2. Solid nutrition and add resistance training 5 days a week. Most importantly.

** If you consume fewer calories than you take in. You WILL lose fat.

Is cardio or resistance training better for fat loss?

Answer: Resistance training and reduced caloric intake

Resistance training is one of the best ways to get lean because it builds muscle. When you add muscle, the muscle requires more calories to function, even at rest, than fat tissue. The more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn per day.

** If you consume fewer calories than you take in. You WILL lose fat.

Which Type of Cardio Maximizes Fat Loss?

Is a long Slow run in the morning on an empty stomach or Quick sprints better for you to lose fat?

Answer: Quick bursts of HIIT and reduced caloric intake

What the current research tells us is that high-intensity interval is the most effective cardio way to lose fat, as compared to long slow steady-state training.

**Lower intensity aerobic cardio leads to less fat loss and may even hinder muscle growth when compared to HIIT workouts.

** If you consume fewer calories than you take in. You WILL lose fat.

The Bottom Line… (It’s NOT complicated, it’s NOT new, it’s not magic formula. It’s the same today as it was 1000 years ago and it will be the same for the next 1000 years from now)


To lose weight: ** If you consume fewer calories than you take in. You WILL lose fat.

· Do resistance training 3 to 5 days a week

· Do Burst cardio 20 seconds on 10 seconds off for 8 rounds 3 days a week.

Now that you have the answers to the most pressing questions about how to lose weight, why you should add resistance training, and which cardio workouts are best for fat loss, you can better plan a fitness schedule for yourself.


Is your nutrition on point? is it as effective as it could be? Do you know how to make good, better, and best food choices when you are eating out?


I have several options to help meet your needs. In-person, online, or a hybrid program.


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Eat smart/ Train Hard,

Chris Ownbey


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