Interval Training for Weight LossMetabolism Interval Training

Generally people want to lose weight for two main reasons; to look & feel better. Given this, more than wanting to lose weight, it is actually losing fat that will really give them the results they are after.

Your ability to lose fat is dependent on your body’s ability to burn fat. Your body stores fat and carbohydrate to ensure that it has an adequate fuel supply to meet the energy needs of the cell processes. Due mainly to a combination of genetic and lifestyle factors we all store and burn fat differently. Some dietary and lifestyle habits result in slower fat burning while others result in faster fat burning. Whoever we are it is possible to train our body to burn fat faster. Science has taught us that we can maximise our fat burning ability with Interval Training.


Would you like to increase your fat burning ability, even at rest? Well, you can!

If intervals are new to you, here is one interval set to get you started. A 30 minute session on an exercise bike (can also be done up stairs or hills, running or using other cardioequipment)

Warm up: 5-10 minutes
Interval: 1 minute increased resistance and pedal rate (working near your maximal effort, you should be breathing heavily after this minute)
Active recovery: 4 minutes decreased resistance, easy, letting heart rate come right down and breathing easier. Then keeping a resistance and pace that you were using during the warm up
Repeat the interval and active recovery 4 times


Studies have shown that when interval training is done correctly, just 2-3 times per week, there are measurable increases in a person’s ability to burn fat in just 2 weeks!

A mix of interval training sessions, lower intensity fat burning sessions and a healthy diet are important for safe and healthy weight loss. Knowing how your body burns fat and what intensities to target with your exercise will help you save time and get the most out of each exercise session you do.

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