When you’re working out several times a week to get fit and lose weight, you want a routine that offers maximum results in a minimum amount of time. While many people believe that cardio is the best way to burn calories, others prefer to strength train instead.
But which type of exercise burns more calories? According to a 2012 study in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, running on a treadmill can burn more calories (25 to 39 percent) than doing kettlebell swings at the same level of exertion. However, the study also suggests that kettlebell work and other forms of strength training can help increase your metabolism, so you burn more fat and calories even during rest.
Excerpted from Prevention