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Burst Training for Weight Loss
minutes work out for losing body fat
Burst training for
weight loss is literally a counter advice to the so common
aerobics and cardiovascular
exercises for losing weight. Most of the advice on
weight los exercises will always encourage one to walk, do the step
machine or elliptical trainer for 30 to 60 minutes a day.
Burst training or
surge training as it is sometimes called, involves a 10 minutes weight
loss workout. To make matters even worse you will be resting
of this time. But here is the kicker. . . as Dr Daniel Pompa of
DrPompa.com asserts, you will actually lose more weight this ways, than
the 60 minutes aerobics workout.
The logic behind aerobics weight loss
exercises is that you target the “fat
burning zone”. In this zone, you will be exerting in such a
way that most of the energy required is being supplied from body fat.
So it does make sense than to recommend aerobics for weight loss. This
is until you get the full story. . .
The full story
according Dr Pompa is that research has shown that your body reverses
the source of energy for the next 24 to 36 hrs after a workout. So in
the case of aerobics, you will be burning body fat during those 45 to
60 minutes. But for the next 24 to 48 hours you will be burning
primarily glucose (sugar).
Keep in mind your
body gets energy from two main sources; glucose add fat.
So after aerobics
your body needs to get huge amounts of glucose due to the reversal of
preferred energy sources. One way it supplies glucoses is by
cannibalizing (digesting) your muscle tissue to harvest the glucose
within it. Muscle constitutes the bigger mass of your body’s
reduced lean tissue mass results to a slower metabolism. A slower
metabolism leads to less fat burning. Burst training is the exact
During the 10
minutes of intense work out, you body will be primarily using glucose.
This is because most of the surge training will be in an anaerobic
state. But in the following 24 to 48 hours, you body will switch it
energy preference from sugar to fat. And this is what causes you to
lose fat fast.
But there is more.
also increases fat burning hormones like the Growth Hormone and
Testosterone, turning your body into a fat burning furnace.
As demonstrated by
Merily Pompa, Dr Daniel Pompa’s wife, bust training involves
30 to 60 seconds of very intense exercising. In this video the exercise
is a sprint at about 10 miles per hour for 45 seconds.
Then you take a
rest to recover your breath. The idea is to push for maximum sped you
can a workout followed by a rest period. Do this four times which takes
you about 10 minutes and your workout is done for the day.
But it gets even
more intreaesting. . . .
You only need top
do this every other day. This allows your body to optimize fat burning.
So if time for
exercising has been your excuse for not hitting the gym, then that
excuse just went up in flames.
Yet even with such
an effective fat loss
workout, your efforts can be in vain if you
combine this workout with an ineffective fat loss diet. Weight loss is
80% diet 20% exercising. Miss the diet part and that sexy toned body
will be a mirage.
Few diets are so
effective yet healthy that they can get you fast results even with
minimal exercising like
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change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program