Answer: Both types of exercises burn calories but they both burn calories differently.
Cardio exercises burn calories at a higher rate throughout your workout. After your workout is complete, your body slows down, and your calorie-burning rate decreases.
Strength training may burn fewer calories during a workout but has more benefits after. During a strength training workout you build muscle, and in return, muscle burns fat. Building muscle also boosts your resting metabolic rate, or how many calories you burn at rest. So after your workout, your body is still burning calories.
The best workout for weight loss is to complete both cardio and strength training so you can get benefits during and after your workout. You can complete them both on the same day or alternate throughout the week. Pick what works best for you and your schedule.