Most of the people think that cardio is an effective method for fat loss. However, people accidentally believes in this method & it is wrong. The reason behind this is Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR), fat loss will be effective if there is the increase in BMR.
But what is BMR?
The rate at which your body uses energy when you are resting in order to keep vital functions going on such as breathing, metabolism, etc. When a person is doing a cardio activity, there is a temporary increase in metabolic rate and therefore it does not affect the BMR. On the contrary, hypertrophy increases the lean tissue content in the body; if provided with proper diet and adequate relaxation or rest. Due to hypertrophy, there is an increase in BMR. Muscle is a metabolically active tissue, so for fat loss weight training is more beneficial.