Every single person has a different body type I've learned. Therefore leaving it hard to see what works the best with and for your body when it comes to working out. Some people love running and see the best results from that. Some people run for miles and miles and don't lose a pound. Some stick only to weight lifting and get a little huskier than planned, and some tone down to only bone and muscle from lifting weights. Some love aerobic and some never see results.
So how can you get the most of your workout when you're not familiar with what your body needs in able to lose the fat?
I'm here to tell you, you do a combination of aerobic and resistance training. You need both in able to lose the weight. For awhile now I've been doing circuit stations in my classes along with my step classes that include cardio and weight training. I've seen the best results no matter the body type. And this is doing it only 2 times a week. Imagine if you did this every day.
I came across this study and it just confirmed what I witness with my classes when it comes to cardio fitness along side resistance training. So you can imagine how thrilled I was thrilled to find out how much circuit really does work not only with weight loss, but with your blood sugar levels as well.
Researches studied how various forms of exercise affected the blood glucose levels in nearly 300 sedentary people with type 2 diabetes. After the nine-month trial, people who had done both aerobic and resistance exercise lowered their A1C, on average, more than participants in a non exercise group. But the people who did only aerobic exercise or resistance training didn't lower their average A1C significantly compared with the sedentary group.
(Source: Journal of the American Medical Association)