5 Surprising Ways to Burn More Fat

We throw some common misconceptions out the window (hint: feel free to put down the heavy weights)

The Editors of Prevention May 26, 2011

Put Down the Heavy Weights

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You don't have to grunt and groan with heavy dumbbells to see results. A recent study from McMaster University found that lifting light weights (about 30% of maximum effort, or about 24 times until fatigue) was just as effective at building muscles as heaving heavier ones (up to 90% maximum load, or about 5 to 10 reps before fatigue), as long as the target muscle group was fully fatigued by the final rep.

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