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On "paper," cardio burns more Calories than weight training. We know this. HOWEVER, weight training will provide better results for BOTH muscle optimization AND fat loss. Why is this? 1. Muscle Protein Synthesis. Harvard studies (see sources below) show across the board that weight training increases muscle protein synthesis. Muscle mass is built in a Calorie surplus. Muscle mass is preserved in a Calorie deficit. In other words, regardless of what happens with your diet, weight training will "at-best" bring you closer to your goals, and "at-worst" minimize the damage caused by a poor diet (though we never advocate exercise...

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