High Intensity Interval Training is NOT ideal for Fat Loss.
Cardio for maximal fat burning should meet the following criteria:
1. Low Intensity (60-65% of your max heart rate is is the range where you want to stay to burn the most calories from fat) This means you should not be going all out and exerting maximum effort.
2. Steady State (don’t change the exertion of effort back and forth, keep the same pace the entire time, ie setting a treadmill to 4.2 and keeping it there the entire session)
3. Long Duration (anywhere from 20-60 minutes should be sufficient, in some rare cases people may need to do more than 60 minutes)
4. Empty Stomach (first thing in the morning is the ideal time, when there is no calories from food in your system, your body will be more effective at dipping into stored bodyfat for energy – after your weightlifting workout would be another beneficial time since it should also be an empty stomach.)
Please note: My views, advice, info and opinions are geared towards muscle building, fat loss, aesthetics and bodybuilding as well as overall health, longevity and injury prevention.
Most of the info on this channel will likely not be as beneficial for someone focused on powerlifting, endurance training or any other sport-specific type of training or injury rehabilitation.
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