It's not more "bang for your buck," it's lazy. Strength training may burn calories, but they are not fat calories. Strength training utilizes a metabolic pathway called glycolosis, and because it is primarily anaerobic, burns little or no fat. LIT cardio utilizes a different part of the Krebbs cycle called lipolysis. Because you have to have oxygen present for lipolysis to occur, you are not going to efficiently burn fat doing strength training alone. That article is an isolated document that points out how thirty minutes of LIT is not a good way to burn fat. As I have already pointed out, studies agree that 45-60 minutes daily is needed to efficiently accomplish fat loss. So, "bottom-line" is that if you want the million dollar body, you need to invest more than a ninety-nine cent routine. Your results will reflect the amount of effort you put into your workouts, and strength training alone is not enough of an investment to seriously drop body fat. -EK
I'm currently reading something that is quite serious about cardio about part of the fat loss routine. I have not yet finished reading it yet, but just out of curiosity, really to compare perspectives and strategies, what part should cardio play in a fat loss system?
How many times a week, concurrent with weight training and a lean diet in the -500 cal range?