Contrary to a popularly-held belief, cardio generally does not burn more calories than weight training. I say "generally" because so many confounding factors play a part (i.e., duration, intensity, interval training, etc.). Taking into account the same duration and comparable intensity levels (i.e., METS), weight training burns more calories than cardio. The primary reason for this is twofold:
BOTTOM LINE: If you want to burn more calories in order to lean out or lose body weight, be sure to lift the weights!
Note: Steady-state cardio generally does not cause EPOC although interval and HIIT cardio sessions do cause EPOC.
Brian Danley, CFT
"Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going."
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I'm a personal trainer who loves to help others fulfill their health and fitness goals. I consider myself a bodybuilder in that I live the lifestyle of eating healthy food, working out regularly, and sculpting my body.