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No evidence that weight lifting is effective for weight loss: American College of Sports Medicine
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"Research evidence does not support [ Resistance Training ] as effective for weight loss with or without diet restriction" notes the American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand on Appropriate Physical Activity Intervention Strategies For Weight Loss And Prevention Of Weight Regain For Adults that was published in February 2009. (Noted in Table 1 on page 460.)
"There is limited evidence that [ Resistance Training ] promotes gain or maintenance of lean mass and loss of body fat during energy restriction and there is some evidence [ Resistance Training ] improves chronic disease risk factors (i.e., HDL [ cholesterol ], LDL [ cholesterol ], insulin, blood pressure)," they continue. REFERENCE
Donnelly J, Blair S, Jakicic J, Manore M, Rankin J, Smith B. American College Of Sports Medicine Position Stand. Appropriate physical activity intervention strategies for weight loss and prevention of weight regain for adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 Feb, 41(2):459-71.
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Joseph E. Donnelly, Ed. D.
Center for Physical Activity and Weight Management
Schiefelbusch Life Span Institute
1301 Sunnyside Ave, Room 100
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
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