December 16, 2012

Burn, Baby Burn

1 A Run May Burn More Fat Than Lifting Weights

Running may be better for burning fat than lifting weights, finds a new study from researchers at Duke University. Researchers found that aerobic workouts (running) are more beneficial than resistance training (lifting weights) when it comes to reducing fat mass. Findings show that combining lifting weights with running doesn't translate into burning more fat than running alone. Yet, study participants who did aerobic training or a combination of aerobic training and resistance training lost more weight and fat mass compared to the group that only performed resistance training. Researchers also found that resistance training is useful for increasing lean body mass, and is beneficial for older adults who've experienced muscle loss. The study is published in Journal of Applied Physiology.

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