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Benefits of Weightlifting on Yahoo


#1

...makes Yahoo headlines. Nothing new but hopefully will move more women away from low-intensity cardio.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060304/ap_on_he_me/fitness_weightlifting_women


#2

so it takes Yahoo! to get women off the steady cardio machines to go lift weights. were mainstream media has picked it up and now maybe some of them will get a little smarter.

however i think the following quote speaks volumes:

"I think exercise is the fountain of youth," she said. "If it was a pill, everyone would be taking it."

fortunately it isn't yet. otherwise all gyms would be out of business.


#3

Errr, it's hard to critisize a study based on this report alone but a 2 year weight-training program shouldn't be compared to handing out a brochure. It should be compared to a 2 year cardio program and a 2 year mixed program.

If they gained 7% abdominal fat in 2 years, how fat are they going to be 20 years? And this is for the weight-training group? The others will have become whales in 20 years for sure.
And I don't want to lift weights to have my abdominal fat increased. I want it to go down.

From what I read, it's a sloppy study.
Or it's a sloppy report.