Using strength training for weight loss is a great idea. Strength training can lead to fat loss, increase metabolism and increase muscle mass. On top of a healthy diet, the best way to achieve weight loss is through using a program that consists of both strength and cardio training. Because the body responds to overload and adapts to imposed demand, to achieve a specific goal.
Keeping your cardio to plyometrics or sprints will help retain active lean muscle tissue rather than burning it away as long distance running does.
It all comes down to your goal, health, body shape, strength or whether you want to run a marathon. However even runners should include strength training to enhance performance and keep muscle up as much as possible. It also help make a better stronger runner.
Here’s a workout to get you started to create both fitness and strength.
Start at 50 work down to 10 reps then back up again.
Remember warm up entire body and cool down and stretch.