Which Burns More Fat: Aerobic exercise or Weights?
The amount of time I get asked this question tells me that it is on many people’s minds. So which exercise is best for weight loss: aerobic work or lifting weights? Well, according to a collaborative study of 234 overweight/obese and sedentary performed by Duke University’s Medical Center , Durham Veterans Affairs and East Carolina University, participants who performed aerobic training or a combination or aerobic and resistance training lost the most weight. The study states the parameters of the aerobics group as “reaching between 70 percent and 85 percent of maximum heart rate — for about 45 minutes three days a week. Those assigned to resistance training also exercised three days a week, completing 8-12 repetitions on eight different resistance machines that targeted all major muscle groups. Participants in the combination training group performed all exercises assigned to both the aerobic and resistance groups.” READ ON