With readouts on cardio machines and fitness trackers, counting calorie expenditure has become part of the human condition. And until recently, the conventional wisdom was that cardiovascular exercise like running (a person of average size will burn about 10 calories per minute at a 10-minute-per-mile pace) was superior to strength training when it came to burning calories.
But a recent study from North Dakota State University that tracked both aerobic and anaerobic energy expenditure has totally flipped the script on that thinking.
Researchers revealed that participants crushed 346 calories on average in just 13 minutes using these six strength exercises: bench press, bent-over row, biceps curl, lying triceps extension, leg extension, and lying leg curl.
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