Weightlifting alone has very little benefits, so the best exercise regimen to reduce weight would be to undergo both weight and aerobic training, as not only would you reduce extra kilos but you will also see a decrease in diastolic lower blood pressure.
A COMBINATION of weight training and aerobic exercise is the best prescription for overweight patients at risk for diabetes and heart diseases. Only aerobic exercise is also as good as it reduces weight and takes inches off the waistlines. Weightlifting alone has very little benefits.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology, people in the weight-training group gained about 1.5 pounds and those in the aerobic group lost an average of 3 pounds and half an inch from their waists.
Those who did both weight and aerobic training dropped about 4 pounds and 1 waistline inch. This group also saw a decrease in diastolic lower blood pressure and in a metabolic syndrome score.
Both the aerobic-only group and the combined-exercise group also lowered their levels of bad triglycerides.