By PAUL RODRIGUEZ APRIL 29, 2020 | 6:45 p.m.
EDT An Ohio State University study has found that a combination of kettlebells and weight training can help reduce abdominal fat.
Researchers say this could lead to people exercising with less muscle mass.
They say the results also show how a variety of exercises can help increase the amount of fat burning in the body.
They found that people who did three sets of six kettlebell swings, for example, had the lowest amounts of abdominal fat and the most total fat mass.
The study, published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, followed people for three years.
The researchers said they wanted to find out how these exercises can be effective at increasing body fat.
They found that kettlebell exercises were associated with a lower amount of abdominal muscle and a lower percentage of abdominal visceral fat.
Researchers also found that weight training had no significant effect on the amount or type of fat loss.
However, researchers said that exercise in addition to kettlebell training could also help with a variety a number of other problems including anxiety, depression and diabetes.