The Amazing Benefits Of Doing Weights

"If you don't have good muscle, you don't have good health." It's hard to argue with advice from David Marshall aka The Bodydoctor, who is the trainer to the stars and is responsible for getting Kate Moss, Sophie Dahl, Lily Allen and Rachel Weisz in shape. Every so often the fitness world gets a new darling to rave on about - last year it was the importance of resistance training, and while that is still the favourite among personal trainers, this year the spotlight is on weights. Specifically the importance of doing them, and what part they have to play in losing weight, getting toned or simply getting strong. Similarly, Women's Health reported: "A recent study at the University of Alabama at Birmingham compared dieters who lifted three times a week with those who did aerobic exercise for the same amount of time. Both groups ate the same number of calories, and both lost the same amountó26 poundsóbut the lifters lost pure chubb, while about 8 percent of the aerobicisers' drop came from valuable muscle. Researchers have also found that lifting weights is better than cardio at whittling intra-abdominal fatóthe Buddha-belly kind that's associated with diseases from diabetes to cancer."