Jogging burns more calories than almost all other forms of cardio exercise. Since the formula for weight loss is burning more calories than you consume, jogging can be your golden ticket to get lean. You can lose weight by jogging for 20-minute sessions with a personalized workout plan. Arthur Lydiard, the New Zealand coach who was known as "the man who invented jogging," died at a Houston-area hospital Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 87. *Targeted Muscles. The hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors, gluteals and calf muscles of your legs and the core area (mid section) all get a good workout while jogging. The arms and upper body receive a workout to a lesser degree as well.