As we learned this week, powerlifting is not just for the obnoxious muscle heads who fill the gym with loud grunts, tons of testosterone and minor earthquakes every time they drop heavy barbells to the floor. It's for any woman too who wants to get lean, toned, strong and a healthy kick-ass dose of confidence. But one thing weight lifting won't do, according to new research, is trim our waistlines.
Scientists from Duke University Medical Center compared the benefits of aerobic exercise, resistance-or weight-training and a combination of the two. After an eight-month study where they followed 196 overweight people, they found aerobic exercise to be the most efficient and most effective way to lose belly fat. And by belly fat, they don't mean the fat that lies closest to your skin and causes the dreaded muffin top. It's the fat deeper in your abdomen-the more dangerous kind because it fills the space in between our vital organs and is a known cause ofRead More »from Weight Training Will Tone Your Body, But Forget About “Spot Reduction”