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A 42-year-old female asked:

is it true that weightlifting and sprints are more effective for weight loss in women than aerobic exercise?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
Not necessarily: High intensity interval training(which entails some sort of sprinting) appears to be more efficient than "standard" aerobic exercise at improving fitness levels and weight loss. In the end, this is like a one size diet fitting all; there isn't one. Remember, bodybuilders when preparing for competitions "cut" weight by adding cardiovascular training not just increasing resistance training.

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