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I have about 5 -10 pounds of stubborn body fat that just won't go away by diet alone. What are some good forms of cardio for fat loss? I'm in good health.

Asked 4/13/2021 18:46 by Jonathan P.
Kendall Kern

Kendall Kern

Answered 4/13/2021 18:52

Hi Jonathan, It obviously depends on many factors such as activity level, age, etc but one of the things that has worked well for my clients is a combination of strength training and 3 days of steady state cardio for 30 mins/week. I'd love to dive a little bit deeper into what could be holding you back from achieving that fat loss goal! 410-804-6458

Kaylan Macleod

Kaylan Macleod

Answered 4/15/2021 02:13

Hi Jonathan, this can be so frustrating when you feel that you are doing everything right and those last few pounds won't budge. Diet is the first key to weight loss, but there are plenty of exercises that promote fat burning, cardiovascular health, and overall balance for your weight and hormones. HIIT can be a quick and effective exercise type, interchange this with a longer cardio day, strength day, and repeat the pattern. I agree with Kendall that it definitely depends on many other factors, I have a few workout plans that might be of benefit!

Elizabeth Sherman

Elizabeth Sherman

Answered 4/18/2021 12:53

In general, exercise is a terrible method of fat loss. That doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve your goal through adding some cardio to your routine, however it might not be the most effective. For my clients who want to lose fat, I always recommend interval style workouts, where you’re working really hard for a short interval and then working at a lower capacity as a rest interval, AND using strength training in a way to both build strength and increase cardio capacity at the same time. That being said, don’t underestimate your body’s need for sleep and managing your stress.