- Endurance training increases lean mass, increasing daily energy expenditure
- resistance training, because of the higher intensity used, would increase the insulin sensitivity of muscle tissue
Endurance training alone does not reduce body mass or fat mass; resistance exercises reduces body and fat mass more than endurance training.
- Endurance training promotes the distribution of nutrients in favor of muscle tissue over adipose tissue.Considering this, is aerobic exercise the best choice for those who want to lose weight? To give a response that is supported by data, rather than by beliefs, you must bring attention to the scientific studies carried out on the subject.
Comparative studies about aerobic exercise
- body mass decreased significantly in groups Aerobic Exercise and Mixed, while it increased in group CR;
- fat mass and waist circumference decreased significantly in groups Aerobic Exercise and M, remaining unchanged in group CR; finally, lean mass increased in group CR but not in groups AE or M.
- resistance training alone does not reduce body mass or fat mass;
- aerobic exercise reduces body and fat mass more than resistance training;
- the combination of the two training modes does not reduce body and fat mass more than aerobic exercise alone.
HIIT and the latest trend to lose weight
The solution is to increase the intensity of training
To give an answer to a very widespread segment of the population, overweight people, aerobic exercise is the best choice for an initial period, after which it will have to leave room for more intense training and can be used in recovery sessions or in the weeks of discharge.
Aerobic exercise? Depends on the person
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