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Fat loss just got a whole lot faster…
Contrary to what mainstream fitness has been saying for decades, steady state aerobic training (such as long slow distance running) is not the most direct route to fat loss. It’s true that moderate intensity, steady state exercise uses primarily fat oxidation as fuel, but that isn’t the total picture.
In a study done to compare the fat burning benefits of traditional “cardio” training and high intensity intervals, two groups were assigned different training regimens. Group A performed the regular moderate intensity cardio regime (ex. jogging or bicycling) for 20 weeks, and Group B performed a high intensity interval training routine for 15 weeks. The results of each group were recorded. Group B lost nine times more fat than Group A — and in 5 weeks less!
Why does this type of intense training burn more fat than moderate intensity “cardio” training? Simply put, after you finish your training session your metabolism explodes and burns a pile of calories.
Those calories are being burned because your body must recover from the intense workout you just exposed it to. Contrary to what you might expect, you burn the most fat after your workout — not during your workout.
In addition this kind of training is fast! One of the best things about it is that you no longer have to spend 30 minutes to an hour jogging your life away on a treadmill.
So get in, get to it, and get back to your LIFE…