Unless you’ve been living under a rock with no WiFi, you probably know strength training can help you lean out. But new research from the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) explains exactly how to use resistance training and Strength Train to lose weight faster than you would with moderate cardio, like jogging.
When to Do It
Research shows that two strength training sessions per week produce similar results as three sessions a week, according to the study. So if you’re new to the workout game, you can aim for two days of strengthening all of your major muscle groups (upper body, lower body, and abs). It’s a manageable schedule that you’ll be less likely to bail on, and you can always add a third sesh once your routine becomes second nature