Weight training trumps cardio in battle of the bulge: study

December 27, 2014 4:55 AM

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Weight training trumps cardio in battle of the bulge: study

Weight training helped protect against expanding waistlines for healthy men in a new study at the Harvard School of Public Health, whereas those who skipped barbells for exercise that was strictly aerobic saw less impressive results.

"This study underscores the importance of weight training in reducing abdominal obesity, especially among the elderly," says senior study author Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology at HSPH. "To maintain a healthy weight and waistline, it is critical to incorporate weight training wit...

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