This is a common question I receive and the answer is NO.
It is possible to lose fat without cardio, but this means you must create a calorie deficit through your diet and/or weight training alone.
So why would anyone do cardio? Besides the health benefits, cardio allows you to lose weight whilst eating more calories (win), this is why it makes sense to include cardio within your fat loss routine… It’s not essential but it makes dieting easier, which is what we all want/need.
So how much cardio do you need to do? It depends how much of a deficit you need to create.
Do I need to do HIIT? Nope, you can do do high intensity, low intensity, you can walk the dog, you can play football, ride your bike or dance the night away. It does help if you have a rough idea of how many calories your burning, this is when heart rate monitors/fitbits can come in handy, they’re not perfectly accurate, but they’re consistent, which will give you a general idea for comparison.
If you’ve got any questions about cardio, email: firstname.lastname@example.org