Without further ado, this week’s roundup covers a new study focused on burning fat, a startup that aims to predict and prevent injuries, two fitness companies that partnered to create solutions for customers, and the return of a popular Middle Eastern fitness event.
Not Enjoying Your Aerobics Routine? Strength Training Burns Fat, Too
A new systematic review and meta-analysis from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), featured in ScienceDaily, shows that strength training alone can burn 1.4% of body fat—similar to cardio or aerobics. "Resistance training does so many fantastic things to the body that other forms of exercise don't, like improving bone mineral density, lean mass and muscle quality,” said Mandy Hagstrom, senior author of the study, exercise physiologist, and senior lecturer at UNSW Medicine & Health. “Now, we know it also gives you a benefit we previously thought only came from aerobics." While the findings are encouraging and open up more opportunities to lose weight, the study authors note that eating healthy foods and participating in both cardio exercise and strength training is the best approach to lose fat.