While cardio exercises burn more calories while you are exercising, those who strength train are burning calories even when they are at rest. This makes strength training an effective mode for burning calories.
TRUTH: Weight training is more effective than cardio at building muscle, and muscle burns more calories at rest than some other tissues, including fat.
MYTH #5 Weight training is only for muscles, it has no other health benefits.
You can improve the functionality of your muscles by combining cardio workouts and strength training. As a result, they are better able to take in blood flow and push it back to the heart. As a result of this smooth blood flow, the heart works better, improving its health!
TRUTH: Weight training has many other health benefits such as decreases fat, improves heart health, helps to manage blood sugar levels, increases bone strength AND improves brain health!