Unless you are only worried about the actual number on the scale, chances are that you want to reap the benefits of a toned new body from all of your hard work. Cardio simply cannot provide this. By targeting the muscles through resistance training, you can build a physique that will begin to show through in a big way when the fat begins to disappear. You want to be fit, not ‘skinny fat’ right?
So as you can see, there really is a big reason why resistance training should be a vital part of any persons’ fitness regiment. Again, we want to stress that, especially for weight loss, cardio is very important, but it might not be the best approach to simply do hours and hours of cardio. In that same sense, only lifting weights will probably fail to give you the weight loss you want too. So embrace the weight room and the treadmill, and start seeing the results you really want.