Workout Tip: How To Loose Belly Fat

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There’s more to getting rid of that spare tire than just grinding it out on a treadmill. If you’re looking to loose belly fat, you need to do is to get your metabolism cranking at a high intensity to burn off that layer of fat!

You might want to look at doing intervals to make that happen. According to Greek researchers, doing intervals during your regular workout may help you loose more belly fat than steady-state cardio.

In the study, participants performed hour-long workouts four times a week. While everyone did 40 minutes of strength training, they were divided into two groups for cardio. One group ran for 20 minutes on treadmills and the other group performed body-weight intervals for 20 minutes.

At the end of eight weeks, the interval participants lost two inches of belly fat compared to the runners who lost less than one inch.

Researchers are thinking that it’s interval training—which alternates high-intensity levels of work with lower-intensity work— that contributes to your body’s afterburn effect.

What’s happening is this. When you go all-out for short intervals, you quickly deplete your body’s oxygen stores. This forces your body to work harder afterward to reestablish its oxygen bank. So while you might burn as many calories during a jog, your body continues to burn more after the intervals. And as you up the intensity and the duration over time, the more calories are burning as part of that “afterburn”, post exercise effect.

Looking for cardio equipment for your home workouts? You may want to also consider adding some fitness accessories to your workouts as well. Stop into any of our 3 locations. Our team here at Fitness 4 Home Superstore would be happy to talk to you about what you’d like to accomplish with your workouts.

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Bob Lachniet is the owner of Fitness 4 Home Superstore. He has been in the fitness equipment commercial and retail sales industry for over 25 years and has been owner of Fitness 4 Home Superstore since 2005. Bob truly cares about his customers and wishes to educate them on what is the right piece of equipment for their particular circumstance.

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