Contrary to the bodybuilder doing curls in the corner of your gym, you don’t need heavy weights to torch calories. In fact, according to research from the Human Performance Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, your own four limbs—plus a willingness to push your body to the brink—can burn more calories than just about anything else.
Source: How Many Calories Can Runners Really Burn During a Bodyweight Workout?
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Dr. Nick Campitelli
Dr. Campitelli is a podiatrist in Akron, OH specializing in foot and ankle surgery with an interest and enthusiasm for running as well as helping runners with injuries. For the past several years he has been treating running injuries in patients by fixing their form and transitioning them to minimalist shoes. Having treated runners with all types of injuries through conservative measures with orthotics and shoe gear changes to reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, Dr. Campitelli has brought what works best and is most current to his practice as well as the Akron and Cleveland running communities.