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Interval Training For Fat Loss

Yuri Elkaim, BPHE, CK, RHN

interval training for fat lossHave you ever wanted to lose weight?  If you’re reading this article, chances are the answer is yes.  Hey, you’re in good company.  It seems like everyone has wanted to lose weight these days, and I don’t blame them. 

You just feel so much better when you’re in shape.  And interval training is one of the best ways to get to that level, where you have extra energy and it seems like you can take on the entire world. (Not that I recommend that.)

There are several running routines you can do to whip yourself into shape.  Some of them are fun; some of them aren’t.  Most of them work; some of them don’t.  Some of them will be for you; some of them won’t be.

Interval training to burn fat is one that will probably be fun, effective, and for you.

Interval Training for Fat Loss - What is That??

Good question.  Most people out there - even those who run recreationally for fitness - have never heard of interval training.  But, chances are they have participated in this exercise before.  Ever do wind sprints in gym class? Or have to run sprints for sports? That is what interval training is. Kind of.

Actually, interval training is a lot better.  You see, running builds up your stamina and endurance and helps you circulate blood faster through a more efficient respiratory system.  How you run, though, affects what improves and how fast it improves.

To burn fat, you have to make your body turn into a furnace.  Your body needs energy to run.  To get energy, things called mitochondria in your cells eat fats carbohydrates.  The more you do this - i.e. the faster you make your body produce energy - the more weight you lose, because your body will consume more fats and carbs that you have stored up.

That, my friend, means you shrink.  But not in a “Honey I Shrunk the Kids” kind of way.

Interval Training for Fat Loss in a Nutshell

At its most basic, interval training for fat loss is running intervals, or periods of elevated intensity followed by periods of normal intensity.  The ratio for this will be 2:1, in that you will have two normal periods for every intense period.

The exercise could look like this.  You could start off running at about 50% speed (your basic, low-intensity run), for 2 minutes.  Then, you instantly kick it up, about 75% of your run speed (higher percentages for more experienced runners) for 1 minute.  Then, back down to your low state for 2 minutes.  Do this repeatedly for a minimum of 30 minutes a day, three days a week, and you will begin to see results.

Interval training is generally better for losing weight than a morning run around your neighborhood because it burns calories (fats and carbs, basically) at a faster rate.

A faster rate = a smaller you. Isn’t that cool? That is why interval training for fat loss is a must for weight loss.

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