If you’ve been spinning your wheels trying to lose nagging body fat, it could be the “aerobic” exercise that you’ve been holding on to that’s the culprit.
Impossible, you may add. Follow along while we discuss a few highly researched reasons:
3 Reasons “Aerobic” Exercise Sucks For Fat Loss
1. No “afterburn” effect. With aerobic exercise, the effects on your metabolism are virtually nil after you’re done. Not good. Considering that we only exercise for around an hour (many of us) per day, we need the other 23 hours to account for something.
2. Too time consuming. With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, one to two hours of working out per day 6-7 days per week just isn’t feasible for the majority of us.
3. It’s monotonous. In other words, boring, boring, boring. Think about how many people you see on a treadmill or elliptical trainer READING books and magazines. The only way most people can “force” themselves to do it is to be entertained in the process. Oh joy!
Fortunately, there is a better way.
Recent research proves that high intensity interval training passes all 3 of the above criteria. Through a phenomenon called Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption (EPOC), practicers of weight bearing
exercises and high intensity interval training (HIIT) show higher levels of fat loss and in a shorter time frame (3 days, 45 mins/day total can be sufficient) than boring steady-state cardio.
Of course, we could also get into the flawed thinking of the fat burning zone as well… but we’ll save that
for next time.