IF you think the only way to burn fat, tone and lose weight is with long rigorous workouts then allow me to rock your world. If you were told that you only needed to commit to 15 minutes of working out a day would it motivate you to start?
For the past year I have put this theory to the test and I assure you that I have never experiences results better than with burst and HIIT style training.
“Research from the University of New South Wales Medical Sciences found that burst (interval) cardio could burn more than 3 times more body fat than moderate cardio. The researchers studied two groups and found that the group who did eight seconds of sprinting on a bike, followed by 12 seconds of exercising lightly for 20 minutes, lost THREE TIMES as much fat as other women, who exercised at a continuous, regular pace for 40 minutes (4).
The reason burst training works is because it produces a unique metabolic response in your body. Intermittent sprinting causes your body to not burn as much fat during exercise but after exercise your metabolism stays elevated and will continue to burn fat for the next 24-48 hours!
Also, chemicals called catecholamines are produced which allow more fat to be burned and this causes increased fat oxidation which drives greater weight loss. The women from the study lost the most weight off their legs and buttocks.” (Dr.Axe.com)
Key Benefits of Burst Training
- Can burn up to 3x more body-fat than moderate cardio
- After two weeks of interval training, fat burning increased by 36%
- Your body will continue to burn fat for the next 48 hours after you are done exercising
- You can workout in less time and see better results
The great news is that you can see these results right from home or you can incorporate burst into any workout regimen by increasing your max effort for 20 seconds and then slowing your pace for 20 seconds.
I love using Fitness Blender workouts because they are all about burst, HIIT and Tabata routines. Yesterday, I did a 15 min HIIT workout. That’s it. Just 15 min and I was pouring sweat and burning!
If you begin to incorporate short burst workouts into your routine you will see a significant overall difference in your body without feeling like you are giving up your whole day!
Start today with any of Fitness Blenders workout! they are incredibly accessible and FREE!!
Other amazing workouts with a little bang for your buck:
Dr. Axe’s Burst Fire is an excellent burst workout and only $50 (for those that are interested)
Beach Body T25 would be an insanely good workout (I’m saving up for this one) $140 (Shaun T gives results)
Working out doesn’t have to take all of your time and according to proven studies short burst workouts are far better for you cardiovascular system! This is great news for everyone! Commit and discipline yourself and you will see change!