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"Pump You Up" Weight-Loss

As someone who lifts weights and runs, I found this very interesting. Apparently new research has determined that strength training is just as good as endurance training at burning off fat. The NewScientist reports:
Running and other endurance activities build up what's known as "slow" or type I muscle. It is rich in mitochondria, the energy powerhouses of cells, and research has shown that this type of muscle combats weight gain and reduces the incidence of metabolic problems. "Fast" or type II muscle - the kind you build when pumping iron - is mitochondria-poor and was thought to be less effective in reversing weight gain.


Kenneth Walsh at Boston University School of Medicine and his colleagues were curious to know how weight training affects metabolism.
In the spirit of pumping up, check out these posts for some unique exercises:
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