Get Rid of Stubborn Body Fat With Interval Training

By: Rusty Moore

Having a tough time losing body fat from those problem areas? If your current cardio program is failing you, then interval training could be your answer. Interval training, done correctly, has been proven to be the most effective way to lose stubborn body fat.

Interval Training Burns a Massive Amount of Calories in a Short Time

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.

Want to stay below 10 percent body fat and see your abs year round? Here is a great interval training workout that works extremely well.

1) Hop on a treadmill, exercise bike, or elliptical machine

2) Walk at the typical "target heart rate" pace for one and a half minutes

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) Repeat this for 20-30 minutes

Some things to look for...you will want to make sure that you are a bit short of breath and sweating when the workout is done. If you are breathing normal or aren't sweating, then you won't get the full benefits of interval training. You can't make up for a lack of intensity by training longer, you really need to tough it out for this to work well. Interval training isn't the easiest way to workout, but it is the most effective for getting rid of stubborn body fat.

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