WANT to lose weight fast and make your workout more effective? This type of exercise could be the key.
Doing any kind of regular exercise it great and you deserve a huge pat on the back, but if you’re not doing it right you might be wasting precious time.
If you hop on the treadmill or exercise bike and mindlessly workout for 30 minutes to an hour, you could be limiting your weight-loss progress.
It can be difficult to fit exercise around a hectic work schedule so when you do get down to business you want to know you’re maximising your time.
Thankfully making one simple change to your workout regime could ramp-up fat burn in no time.
Researchers at McMaster University found an intense one-minute workout is as effective as 45 minutes of moderate exercise.
The study looked at sedentary men – men who do little exercise and spend most of their day seated.
These men were asked to pedal as hard as the could on a stationary bike for just 60 seconds each day.
After 12 weeks, the study group improved their aerobic capacity, blood sugar control and body fat percentage just as much as the men who rode for 45 minutes at a moderate pace.
This indicates the key to faster fat burn is high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Sprinting is one of the most challenging and effective workout routines for fat loss.
However, it is better to do short bursts at maximum capacity and then have short rests than to workout moderately over a longer period of time.