I want to show you a study that reminds you that MORE effort in 30 minutes is MORE EFFECTIVE for fat burning than dropping intensity and training for a longer period. Don’t be mistaken into thinking that workout effectiveness is predicated on DURATION when in fact it’s all in the INTENSITY that makes the difference.
In a new study published in the American Journal of Physiology,
scientists found that:
•30-minute workouts resulted in the same amount of weight loss as 60-minute workouts
•60-minute workouts burned TWICE the calories (600 per workout)
30-minute workouts (only 300 calories per workout)
At the end of 13 weeks:
•the 30-minute workout group lost 8.8 pounds of fat
•the 60-minute workout group lost 8.4 pounds of fat
Subjects burned the SAME amount of fat in HALF the time due to EPOC
EPOC is exercise post oxygen consumption.
•EPOC (afterburn) is accompanied by an elevated consumption of fuel in response to intense exercise.
> oxygen burned = > calories burned
•Fat stores are broken down and free fatty acids (FFA) are released into the blood for up to 38 hours AFTER the workout
In other words….
•With lower intensity workouts (60 min), the calorie burning STOPS when the work stops
•With HIGHER intensity workouts (30 min), the body continues to burn calories for up to 38 hours AFTER the workout
The point is, you DON’T NEED TO TRAIN FOR LONGER when you can train HARDER to burn the same amount of calories and even more fat.
As for calorie burning on the internet…