If you pick up any fitness magazine like Men’s Health or Muscle & Fitness, you are used to reading the following advice:
If you want to look good and add muscle, lift weights.
If you want to lose weight and benefit your heart, do long, steady-state cardio.
The vast majority of people at the gym are slavishly obedient to this advice. If you visit the gym after work, you’ll have to wait to get on an elliptical machine or a treadmill. But it is unlikely that you will have too much problem getting a set of dumbbells in the free weight section.
P.D. Mangan thoroughly debunks this “cardio is best for weight loss” advice in his book Muscle Up. [Read more…] about What Is The Best Type of Exercise? A Review of P.D. Mangan’s Muscle Up