Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Best Exercises for Fat Loss


There's a reason sprinters have such sculpted bodies, not just legs. Sprinting, essentially a form of interval training, is in fact a great total-body exercise.. - Polka Dot Images/Polka Dot/Getty Images
When it comes to fat loss, slow and steady loses the race. "According to American research published in the journal 'Obesity,' men and women who did 300 hours of cardio over the course of a year lost an average of only 5 pounds," Craig Ballantyne, owner of TurbulenceTraining.com, said. "That's 60 hours of cardio to lose one pound!"

More intense training -- in shorter bursts -- burns calories more quickly and burns more fat overall. And unlike long, slow cardio sessions, intense training keeps you melting fat even after your workout is over, says Martin Rooney, director of the Parisi Speed School and author of "Ultimate Warrior Workouts."

It's not all about adding exercise, though. For fat loss, the two best exercises to eliminate, says Ballantyne, are "the fork to mouth and the 12-ounce curl."

"You can't out-train a bad diet," said David Jack, director of Teamworks Fitness, in Acton, Massachusetts. "If you're training and then eating an extra 400 calories of garbage, that's what your workout burns. It's senseless."

You've been warned. Step away from the tortilla chips and the treadmill, and try these five high-intensity training strategies to torch fat fast.
Men and women who did 300 hours of cardio over the course of a year lost an average of only 5 pounds. That's 60 hours of cardio to lose one pound!
Craig Ballantyne, owner of TurbulenceTraining.com

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