Thanks to Dr. Rabbetz for sharing a recent article published on Reuters by Linda Carroll about a recent study indicating that weightlifting may have specific additive benefits to heart health relative to traditional cardio.
“In the small study, researchers determined that a certain type of heart fat, pericardial adipose tissue, was reduced in patients who did weight lifting, but not in those who worked on increasing their endurance with aerobic exercise, according to a report published in JAMA Cardiology. Both forms of exercise resulted in the reduction of a second type of heart fat, epicardial adipose tissue, which has also been linked with heart disease.”
The authors also suspected that while not part of the study, a training regimen combining cardio plus weightlifting might have potential additive effects.
They did acknowledge that they didn’t yet have 10-year data to describe the longer-term effects, or whether these results would be lasting.
I can point to a few 10+ year CrossFitters who might be able to help them form an opinion on that…
Thank goodness there are still at least a few things in life that are not only fun, but also good for you!
WOD for 07-08-19:
Hang Squat Clean
Climbing, as technique allows
5 Rounds for Time:
10 Hang Squat Clean @ 135/95 lbs.
10 Handstand Push-Up