Using these simple interval training tips you'll get impressive fat loss results - much faster than with any other workout. Don't underestimate these tips - after all, exercising to lose weight is about achieving the best possible results without injuries, right?
If you've read about interval training for weight loss you've seen why it is the best exercise to burn fat, bar none.
If you haven't, you should know that the secret to accelerated fat loss when doing an interval training exercise is a process called excess post-exercise oxygen consumption - EPOC for short.
What’s that, you ask?
Well, in layman's terms, EPOC refers to the amount of oxygen needed by your body to recover from the muscular stress that the interval training session put it through.
This extra oxygen is part of the fuel consumed to replenish intramuscular glycogen energy stores and repair the micro-tears in your muscles - experienced as muscle soreness, which occurs when you work out harder than usual. These minor ruptures inside your muscles are repaired over the next 48 hours, while your body rests after you have stopped exercising.
The resulting new muscle tissue is slightly bigger than before and
better able to handle the stress that caused the initial tears - and that’s
how you increase your lean muscle tissue.
As you can imagine, all this physiology requires energy. Energy obtained primarily through burning the reserves of body fat. As a result, your body continues to burn up stored fat up to 48 hours after an interval training workout.
With this in mind, one of the most important interval training tips to remember is this: use your biggest muscles during your interval training exercise. Why? Because replenishing their energy stores requires burning off more of your body fat than smaller muscles.
And here are...
As you've seen, interval training is by far the best exercise to burn fat; to maximize its effectiveness, make sure you:
You'll be pleasantly surprised to discover that beyond the impressive weight loss benefit (an accelerated metabolism resulting in massive calorie and fat burning over up to 48 hours), interval training gives you many other health benefits as well:
And, unlike long, boring regular cardio, there's a huge motivational benefit with an interval training exercise: you can mix up various intensity levels so you’ll never experience exercise boredom, which is a big factor in your decision to NOT exercise.
Ultimately, your leaner and toned physique, increased strength and self confidence gained with this particular type of workout will make you sexier and more attractive than you'd be with any other form of exercising... You’ll simply love the way interval training makes you feel!
Whether it is sprinting, cycling, swimming, rollerblading, skating, hiking, these interval training tips will lessen the risks for injury while maximizing your interval training exercise - including a very convenient indoor workout: treadmill interval training >>