30-Minute Workout Might Help You Lose Weight Faster
Aug 27, 2012 18:56
Turns out a 30 minute workout is all it takes to get you in better shape, at least that's what a new Danish study is claiming. The study involved observing 60 "moderately overweight" men who either biked, rowed or jogged for either 30 or 60 minutes.
About 3 months later, the results showed that the men who exercised for 30 minutes lost an average eight pounds, while the 60-minute men lost only six pounds on average.
According to the researchers, those who worked out for 60 minutes were more likely to have bigger appetites, which could have led them to eating more thus canceling out all the extra work. Another theory is that the longer workout left participants more exhausted, diminishing their activity levels for the rest of the day.
Did you know that using barbells for lower body exercises lets you lift a substantial amount of weight. "The issue with dumbbells for exercises like squats and lunges is that grip strength is a limiting factor," says Schoenfeld. Because your lower body is generally much stronger than your upper body, your grip strength tends to give way long before your legs do. But using a barbell eliminates that problem. Read more