How To Turn Your Body Into a Human Fat Burning Furnace

Feb 19 2016

Best Way to Burn Fat – Interval Training Explained

Are you interested in maximizing your workout regime to achieve the best results in less time? According to a study by scientists at Canada’s McMaster University, interval training maximizes your body’s potential and allows your body to lose fat rapidly without spending hours exercising. Stop training like you’re in a 1980s workout video and start pushing your body for maximum benefit.

What is Interval Training?

Interval training was developed by Woldemar Gerschler, a world-famous German running coach, and Per-Olof Astrand, a Swedish physiologist in the 1970s. This technique alternates between moderate intensity activity and recovery periods in quick secession. Whether training your cardiovascular system or your muscles, interval training can be applied to all types of fitness exercise.

Why Interval Training?

Repetition allows your muscles to become an expert at what they do. If you want to be the best at something, you must practice each small task for at least 10,000 hours before you master it. Tiger Woods took this approach to master golf. You can do the same with your body.

Where are the Benefits?

A well-developed workout regime pushes your body to accelerate towards your goal. Interval training boosts metabolism longer, burns more calories, and builds leaner muscles faster than a steady, consistent workout. Maximize your time and focus. Wash, rinse, and repeat.

The benefits of interval training include:

Builds Lean Muscle – your muscle tissue consumes the fat stored in your body.

Improved Metabolism – an increased metabolic rate allows your body to burn fat.

Increased Performance – proper training improves your performance in the athletic arena and your private moments.

Sleep Better – dramatically improve your REM cycles for a deeper, better night’s sleep.

What Does A Training Session Look Like?

30 minute workout would follow this intensity regime:

Warm up: 10 minutes at 50%

Interval #1:

  • 30 seconds at 85%
  • 45 seconds at 40%
  • Repeat 4 times

Recovery: 5 minutes at 50%

Interval #2: Repeat Interval #1

Cool Down: 5 minutes at 50%

If you’re looking for a deeper impact regime, try a 60 minute interval training session:

Warm up: 10 minutes at 50%

Interval #1:

  • 1 minute at 85%
  • 1 minute at 40%
  • Repeat 4 times

Recovery: 5 minutes at 50%

Interval #2: Repeat Interval #1

Cool Down: 5-10 minutes at 50%

Why You Should Start Interval Training

A lack of time is no longer an excuse for not exercising. “We have shown that interval training does not have to be ‘all out’ in order to be effective,” Professor Martin Gibala of Canada’s McMaster University told Science Daily.

Interval training works for people of all athletic abilities and fitness levels. You’ve run out of excuses to maximize your body’s potential.

 

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