Years ago the fitness industry became obsessed with something called the ‘fat burning zone’ – a place you could take your body into so that you effectively burned more fat during your workout. The reality is that there isn’t actually a ‘zone’ that helps you do this and the easiest way to get the biggest benefit from exercise is to focus on both low and high intensity workouts as well as interval training.
Low Intensity Workouts
A swim or brisk walk – great if your body has been working out hard and you want a rest day but still want to get some exercise in. Make sure you get your heart rate up for your walk to qualify as ‘brisk’
Interval training is a great way to burn fat. You are set an exercise that you do at a high intensity rate for a set period (for example 30 seconds), and then you take it down to a lower intensity for a minute before ramping it up again and going hard at it for a 30 second period again.
An example of high intensity interval training would be to workout hard for 8 minutes and then slow down for 2 minutes before picking up the pace again for 8 minutes
Watch the video below as David answers a question about the fat burning zone
If you need help putting together an interval training workout that won’t bore you after a few weeks and will help you burn fat quickly based on your body composition then let us help. We are happy to work one to one as your personal trainer and we have also introduced a home workout package. We put together a workout that you do at home three times a week and every Saturday you come into our personal training studio so we can update your progress. Getting us to put together your fitness routine will ensure you are taking part in fat burning exercises that will get you the results you want, whether that is to slim down, tone your body or both.
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