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Lose Body Fat At An Alarming Rate With Interval Training

Feb 6, 2008
Losing body fat is tough at times, but it doesn't have to be. The widely popular steady state cardio typically only works for a short while, then people get stuck at a certain body fat percentage. If you want to burn off as much stubborn body fat as desired, then interval training is the answer.

Interval Training Creates a Large Calorie Deficit

Interval Training is tough work which burns more total calories than traditional cardio. A very basic approach to losing weight is to burn more calories than what you consume in a day. An intense session of Interval Training will raise your metabolism for a few hours after the workout. The total calories burned will be much greater than if a more moderate form of cardio was used.

Here is an interval training workout that works very well. I have used several variations of this workout for 6 years and it keeps me at 6 to 8 percent body fat year round.

1) Find a solid treadmill, elliptical machine, or exercise bike

2) For your first 1 and 1/2 minutes you will walk at a moderate pace

3) Increase the level of the machine so you are either jogging or peddling at a quicker pace

4) After 30 seconds back down to the slower pace you began at. Keep it at that level for one-and-a-half minutes like before

5) After one-and-a-half minutes at moderate, you are going to hit the intense level for 30 seconds again. This time you want it to be even more intense than the first 30 second bout.

6) For 20 minutes you will continue alternating between high intensity efforts and low intensity efforts

Note: Start off the 30 seconds sprints at a moderate pace and go a bit faster for each of the remaining sprints. The last 30 second sprint should be your toughest. It is a good sign if you are short of breath, your skin is hot, and you are sweating. This is what will cause an increase of HGH in your body. Some people call this the "HGH flush"...this is what you are aiming for. Interval Training is tough, but you will love the results!
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