24 Dec '12, 1pm

Aerobic exercise beats resistance training: Scientists closely monitored 234 overweight people on the three regi...

Researchers have found that aerobic exercise is better than resistance training when it comes to burning fat and weight loss. The study which appears in the Journal of Applied Physiology compared three modes of working out: aerobic on it's own, resistance training and a combination of the two. Aerobic exercise, including walking, running and swimming, came up trumps as the best way to lose weight. Whilst resistant training has become popular recently, the research found that whilst it builds muscle mass, the effects of it on getting rid of fat stores are inconclusive. Scientists closely monitored 234 overweight people on the three regimes and found that those who did aerobic training, and those with aerobic plus resistance lost more weight than the resistance only group. Those doing aerobic spent on average 133 minutes a week training and lost weight, whilst the resistance...

Full article: http://www.handbag.com/life/news/a446785/aerobic-exercise...

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