You’ll Never See Strength Training The Same Way Again

Most people hold the belief that cardio burns far more calories than strength training. Now there’s research to prove that myth wrong. Strength training can actually be superior to steady-state cardio in burning calories.

The study, which was conducted by the University of Southern Maine, showed that participants burned just as many calories doing 30 minutes of weight training as they did running at a six minute per mile pace for the same amount of time.

“If you do steady-state cardio, when you leave the gym, that’s it for your calorie burn,” says David Jack, general manager of Competitive Athlete Training Zone in Acton, Massachusetts in an interview with MSN Health and Fitness. “But when you do strength work, you’ll continue to burn calories for up to 36 hours.”

Plus, other research has shown that strength training boosts your metabolism after your workout by building muscle that improves your fat-burning potential overall.

Don’t just think cardio when you want to slim, trim, and burn. Instead, try strength training to build lean, hard muscle that can make you look and feel your best.

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