Yeah, I Knew That Already Too: Weight lifting better for heart health than running, new study finds

Lifting weights is healthier for the heart than going for a run or a walk, new research has found.

Scientists looking at the health records of more than 4,000 people have concluded that, while both forms of exercise reduce the risk of developing heart disease, static activities such as weight lifting or press-ups have a greater effect than an equivalent amount of dynamic exercise such as running, walking or cycling.

The research challenges commonly held assumption that so-called “cardiovascular” pursuits like running are of greatest benefit to the heart.

However, it backs up previous studies which suggest that heavy static exercise gives the circulatory system a better workout because the oxygen expenditure is more intense.

I stayed with a picture with a girl in it because women need to stop wasting their time on the fricking treadmill or elliptical (still staring at their damn phone) and do some mild- moderate weight training instead. Oh, and now more 1000 kcal lattes stupid.

4 thoughts on “Yeah, I Knew That Already Too: Weight lifting better for heart health than running, new study finds

    • Rat at a year ago I had a challenge to (ass to grass) back squat 135# one hundred times in 5 minutes.

      Piece of cake except for the throbbin / pulsating blood pressure in my head .. that was a different story. Ugh .. I didn’t think that through very well .. and as I am a man of my word .. I was gonna do it even if it killed me.

      In a word .. yes .. I’m a genetic FREAK .. as a 50 plus year old man I can still (ass to grass) squat almost 500# and do two sets of 50 (with a three minute rest inbetween) of 225#. My body doesn’t like it .. but it’ll do it. I’ve started cutting the weight back a lot .. and my back thanks me.

      THE DOWN-SIDE to thus is it’s h3ll to find clothes to fit from off the rack.

      I guess it’s time to hit the husky rack again .. heh!

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