- One pound of fat takes up 18 percent more space than one pound of muscle.
- When people did a total-body workout with just three big-muscle moves, their metabolisms were raised for 39 hours afterward.
- Circuit training with weights raises your heart rate 15 beats per minute higher than if you ran at 60 to 70 percent of your max heart rate. This approach strengthens muscles and provides cardiovascular benefits similar to those of aerobic exercise—so you save time without sacrificing results.
- People who did three total-body weight workouts a week for two months decreased their diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number) by an average of eight points.
- Six months of resistance training enhanced lifters' cognitive function. In fact, the sweat sessions resulted in better short- and long-term memory, improved verbal reasoning, and a longer attention span.
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