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Hate cardio? Researchers say this burns just as much fat

Common sense would suggest that cardio is best for burning fat whereas strength training is best for muscle development. Well, apparently it’s not quite as simple.

New research has set out to test the age-old exercise theory that to burn fat, you need to amp up your cardio. But if you hate running and don’t want to spend hours spinning on one of our picks for the best exercise bike, we’ve got good news. Researchers at the University of New South Wales found that you can get similar fat loss benefits from strength training alone.