Thinking of dropping a dress size or two? You might think that slogging away on the treadmill is mandatory to achieve that. But guess what, strength training is actually more effective in sculpting your body.
There’s a huge misconception that pumping iron will make one bulk up. As long as you lift weights with the right techniques and do targeted exercises, strength training can effectively get rid of unwanted muffin tops and sculpt problem areas.
According to Harvard Medical School, doing just 20 minutes of strength training consistently for four to eight weeks will improve your endurance and strengthen your muscles. It helps you get the most out of your cardio sessions, so you will be stronger during your runs. Add one or two strength training sessions each week, stick to this regime and you will see results.