If you’ve tried resistance training at the gym and haven’t seen results, a new study may show why. New research indicates that some women do not lose weight with resistance training. The study suggests that genetic variations protect women’s bodies from fat loss and prime their bodies for weight maintenance.
Study participants included 148 women between 35 and 60. Those who carried few of the 21 genetic risk variants for obesity largely responded to a weekly regimen of resistance exercise. These women lost weight and trimmed fat -- especially abdominal fat -- and their body composition became leaner.
Read more about the study on The Seattle Times website.