James Joyner at Outside the Beltway links stories from his other blogs, and one about how to burn more fat caught my eye. I’ve been eating fewer calories than my target every day except for two over the last two months, but I’m only doing aerobic exercise so I’m hitting plateaus. It looks like I’m going to have to add resistance training and that it will be the most effective if I use heavier weights with fewer repetitions.
Update, 8/14/2010, Sat.: Yesterday Instapundit linked an article advocating the opposite point-of-view, to wit, that less weight with more repetitions performed to the point of muscle fatigue is the safer way to go and produces weight loss and improved strength as well or better than heavier weights with fewer reps. Apparently it’s the muscle fatigue that burns fat and builds muscle. The good news is that this approach can be used by people who are not in the best of health — the frail elderly, people recovering from strokes, and so on.