This is what everyone wants to know.

What is the best cardio for weight loss?  What are the exercises I should be doing and what are the ones that are not effective?

Losing body fat and getting into great shape may require at least some cardio activity. The range of aerobic exercises varies greatly – enough to cause confusion for those wanting to lose excess weight to reveal their hard-won muscles.

The question is: What are the best cardio exercises to melt fat?

Is there a perfect way to lose fat through cardiovascular workouts, and if so, what are they?

Cardio activity by its very nature requires fat to be used as a primary fuel source, with carbohydrates and protein being used to a lesser extent. Therefore it is obvious that in order to lose fat,  you will need to do some cardio work.

Here are 4 videos that will discuss the subject and outline some of the best cardio exercises you can do to lose weight.



We’re gonna start with one of my favorite YouTube guys who will answer the burning question of what exercises are the best to lose weight and give you some tips on what to do, and what not to do.




This next video is for those of you who need to lose more than 10 or 20 pounds. Jeremy knows a lot about this subject because he lost 130 pounds, so listen to what he says.

Jeremy reviews some of the cardio equipment you’ll find in a gym and explains how each can be of benefit to you in your weight loss.




In this video, one of my other favorite trainers on YouTube explains why you may not be losing weight.  Watch to find out the truth.  He does not pull any punches, which is why this is so valuable.




Here is a good explanation of the relation of cardio and weight loss. Michael talks about the person who does the treadmill at a slow pace for an hour, 6 days a week and wonders why they aren’t losing weight.  Watch and learn!!

In this video, Michael will explain what does work. HIIT.  An acronym you need to know and use.





As you have seen, there is pretty much consensus that High Intensity Interval Training is the best way to lose fat and do it effectively. There are different methods and techniques, but almost everyone agrees that the slow, methodical cardio (that you often see at the gym) is NOT going to get you the results that you want.

And as many of us believe, a strength training regimen is essential to any effective fat loss program.  You need a weight training program as the basis for any weight loss program.

Take the advice of these guys and you’ll have success in your weight loss goals.

Please comment below and let us know what you think and share any success or failures you have had.






Published by "W" Tucker

I've been a fitness enthusiast for many years and want to encourage guys over 40 to get and stay in shape. It makes life better, and makes you look and feel better.

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  1. I would have to agree that typically, just running a bit or walking on the treadmill will not work well. It was interesting to see the fat blasting zone for me. I was surprised to see that I don’t really need to have my heart rate up that high? Between 78.72 and 98.4. Does that mean I must be out of shape? I swim 60 to 80 laps in the pool almost everyday, so I surely don’t think I am LOL.

    1. It sounds like you have figured out what works for you and I’d say don’t  change anything The swimming is fantastic.  It’s a great workout.  What you might want to think about is adding some strength training a couple of times a week. This could be bodyweight exercises that you do at home.  Thanks for the comments

  2. This is great! I am currently losing weight. I am down about 30 pounds so far and am looking to do another 70 pounds or so. Most of my weight loss has been due to change of dieting habits, but as I begin to lose weight I am more encouraged to try and use the gym more for weight loss. I will use some of these youtube trainers to help. Thank you.

    1. Austin, CONGRATS on your weight loss.  It sounds like you’ve figured out what works for you.  What a huge achievement you’ve made so far.  Yes, I highly recommend these YouTubers.  They are full of great information and training tips

  3. Thank you for sharing these tips to get the most fat-burning out of cardio workouts! It makes sense that you will see more results with HIIT. I do a combination of pilates in the morning on an empty stomach and then follow that up with interval sprints later in the day (through skimboarding). Your website is awesome!

    1. Clara, thanks for the comments.  It sounds like you know what you’re doing and I’m sure you can see the results.  Yes, intensive bursts of cardio really does work.  I feel sorry for all those folks who spend hours on the treadmill or elliptical and still look the same!

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