Lift Your Gut Off
What is the most effective way to blast those extra inches off your midsection? Hit the weights. Some believe that doing cardio is the best way, but research has shown that individuals who only do cardio gain more belly flab than those pumping iron. People who weight train have a higher metabolic rate, and that increases their energy expenditure, not just during the workout, but for 48 hours after. Don’t toss your running shoes just yet, though. I am not trying to discredit aerobic activity. In fact, a combination is ideal – you will get the best results doing both. Plus, if you are looking to shed more pounds overall, aerobic activity decreases total body weight more than lifting. But the bottom line, lift heavy things and say bye-bye to your love handles.