Let’s be honest – when it comes to exercise, most of us are in constant search for the workout that burns the most calories in the shortest amount of time. And while running can be an excellent fat-burning routine, not everyone enjoys this cardio activity, and that’s alright because science suggests that you don’t have to pound the pavement any longer to incinerate fat. You can burn far more calories by doing high-intensity weight training, according to multiple studies on this subject. When the researchers at the University of Southern Maine estimated energy expenditure throughout the exercise, they discovered that weight training burns up to 71% more calories than it was initially presumed. Weight training alone can increase muscular strength and your basic metabolic rate, while aerobic workouts fortify your cardiovascular system, so it’s no wonder that combining both in one workout is the most potent approach to fat burning.
We’ve so far seen a great deal of effective fat-burning workouts based on weight training, but the latest routine detailed in a brand new study coming from North Dakota State University beats everything we’ve seen in the past. According to the findings that were presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, with this routine, the study participants were able to torch 346 calories in just 13 minutes!
That’s double the number of calories burned by running at a 10-minute mile pace for the same amount of time, and almost 40% more than you would burn by performing CrossFit’s Cindy workout for 20 minutes!