Jogging Beats Lifting For Losing

Jogging Beats Lifting For Losing This could be your last chance to shave some inches off your waistline before winter sets in. So what's the best course of action for reducing belly fat? Along with a carefully planned calorie-restricted diet, a study published in the American Journal of Physiology suggests focusing your efforts on aerobic exercise.

Researchers recruited 196 overweight sedentary adults between the ages of 18 and 70. Some were assigned 12 miles of jogging per week at 80% of maximum heart rate while others performed 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps 3 times a week. Aerobic exercise burned 67% more calories than resistance training, but keep in mind these subjects were all out of shape newbies.

True Strength Moment: Like a carbohydrate restricted, reduced calorie diet, aerobic exercise will help you burn fat for a while. Then your metabolism slows down as your body tries to preserve weight. How can you keep losing weight and getting in better shape? A combination of resistance training and aerobic exercise has been shown to help build muscle while burning fat. Try cycling your dietary intake between two low carb days followed by a day of medium carbs to stoke energy levels and ramp up your metabolism. There's another suggestion on the Performance Blog at
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Mark B
Aug 30, 2011
This article states they lifted 3 sets of 8 to 12 reps a week. That isn't very much at all and this article doesn't say what kind of lifting they did. Also doing 3 sets of 8 - 12 reps a week can be done in a total of 20 - 30 minutes and jogging a total of 12 miles a week takes a lot more time. This study is a waste of time and money