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Study: Aerobic workouts better than resistance training to burn fat

A new study suggests aerobic workouts are better than resistance training for reducing fat mass, and a workout that combines the two activities is no better at burning fat than running alone.
Syracuse (WSYR-TV) - If you want to burn fat, did you know it’s better to hit the treadmill than the weight room?

A new study suggests aerobic workouts are better than resistance training for reducing fat mass, and a workout that combines the two activities is no better at burning fat than running alone.

The findings contradict the idea that resistance training can help with weight and fat loss by improving metabolism.

But, this doesn’t mean resistance training is not useful. The study found that resistance training was better at increasing lean body mass than aerobic training alone.

For older adults who are experiencing muscle loss, resistance training is beneficial.

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