Want to get lean? Head for the rower
Including Mr Miyagi’s training tips
Still trying to cram weights sessions and cardio workouts into your busy schedule? If you want to lose fat, research from Duke University in the US has the answer for time-pressed gym- goers: stick to cardio. Subjects taking part in the eight-month study were divided into groups doing resistance exercises, cardio workouts or a combination of the two. The cardio and combination groups lost the most body mass, but the cardio group just shaded it, indicating that aerobic exercise gives the most fat-burning bang for your buck. Rowing is the smart choice because its low-impact nature puts less pressure on your joints than the treadmill. Try ten rounds of 250m at maximum intensity and 250m of active recovery to shock your body into fat-burning mode.