Meatheads: a fixture at many gyms. Found by the free weights, they press and curl the heaviest loads in hopes of expanding their already massive muscles, grunting and groaning along the way. But it turns out these meatheads may have a big heart . . . or at the very least a stronger one.
Weighing the Results — Analysis
A 2010 study suggests people who incorporate strength training in their workout may have a reduced risk of heart disease. After a 16-week study, scientist found men who incorporated exercises like shoulder presses, leg presses, and crunches into their workout reduced cholesterol, on average, by 26 mg.dl-1
Comparing three different workout routines (cardio only, cardio and strength training, and no exercise at all) of 38 men in their late 20s, researchers found that participants who exercised at all reduced their total cholesterol and increased their HDL cholesterol
Find your inner meathead. A study suggests that strength training leads to a stronger heart.