High Intensity Interval Training: A New Frontier in Fat Loss

Written by Nathan Latviatis

Continued from page 1

I don’t know about you, but I definitely would rather crank it up a notch and exercise for 4-8 minutes in comparison to staring atrepparttar wall inrepparttar 131325 local gym for 30 minutes to an hour jogging…or performing any other slow, and somewhat boring type of cardio.

-So why does HIIT burn more fat than regular moderate intensity cardio, like jogging?

To put it simply, after your HIIT training session is over with your metabolism explodes and tons of calories are being burned. These calories are being burned because your body must recover fromrepparttar 131326 HIIT workout you just exposed it to (the details as to why exactly this happens are pretty complicated, and would take a long time to explain, so I’ll spare you). Just understand that afterrepparttar 131327 workout, not duringrepparttar 131328 workout, is whenrepparttar 131329 fat is being burnt.

HIIT offers people an extremely effective and, as shown byrepparttar 131330 study done by Tremblay and other authors, a very fast way to eliminate fat. In addition to this, it can increase your muscle’s resistance to fatigue. Although, probablyrepparttar 131331 best part about this type of training is that you no longer have to spend 30 minutes to an hour at your gym jogging away your life onrepparttar 131332 treadmill.

Here's a tip: Personally, I enjoy listening to some type of fast paced music while performing an HIIT workout. Doing this can really increaserepparttar 131333 intensity of your workout, and similarly,repparttar 131334 productivity of it as well. Some type of MP3 player usually works best because they don't jiggle around very much.

If you decide to take up HIIT training you may want to check it out with your doctor first. This type of training is incredibly effective, but it is also very intense.

Want to learn more fitness tips like this one? Want to know which supplements workrepparttar 131335 best and why? Visit http://www.weight-loss-resources.com


(1) Tremblay, A., J. Simoneau, and C. Bouchard. Impact of exercise intensity on body fatness and skeletal muscle metabolism. Metabolism. 43:814-818, 1994.

Disclaimer: The information in this article has been provided for educational purposes only. The information contained in this article should not be used to diagnose or treat any illness, metabolic disorder, disease, or health problem. Use ofrepparttar 131336 information contained in this article is atrepparttar 131337 sole choice and risk ofrepparttar 131338 reader. The author of this article assumes no liability inrepparttar 131339 event any type of injury or death occurs because ofrepparttar 131340 use ofrepparttar 131341 information provided in this article. Always consult your physician or health care provider before performing any type of exercise routine.

Nathan Latvaitis: An avid fitness researcher - helping other people realize their goals through knowledge. If you want to gain more knowledge there is an abudance of it at my website: http://www.weight-loss-resources.com

Winning at Post-Natal Weight Loss: Six Simple Strategies for New Moms — Part 1

Written by Susan Peach

Continued from page 1

Remember though, that there is a big difference between eating and eating well! If you eat nourishing foods you will probably feel full sooner and you will likely need fewer calories than if you eat “empty calorie” foods like white bread and french fries. Eat a variety of healthy foods, including plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and make sure you are getting a proper balance ofrepparttar major nutrients (protein, carbohydrate and healthy fats). You may want to talk to your doctor or midwife about continuing to take your pre-natal multivitamin, or other supplements, at least duringrepparttar 131322 immediate post-partum period.

Snacking is something you’ll probably want to do a lot of, either because you may not always have time to prepare a meal, or becauserepparttar 131323 demands of caring for a new baby mean you get hungry more often. Here are a few ideas for good, nutrient-dense choices for snack foods: • apple slices spread with low fat cream cheese and sprinkled with crushed walnuts • yogurt with chopped fresh fruit and nuts • whole grain toast with nut butter • cheese with whole grain crackers or rice cakes • tomato or mixed vegetable juice with a hard boiled egg

Onrepparttar 131324 other hand, try not to overdo it. Being pregnant or nursing a baby is not a license to indulge in a non-stop buffet of foods, even if they are nutritious! Eat when you are hungry, make healthy food choices most ofrepparttar 131325 time, and remember that your baby is counting on you to choose wisely if you’re breastfeeding, so make those calories count nutrient-wise.

In part two of this article, you’ll learn why drinking plenty of pure water is important to weight loss in general, and to post-partum weight loss in particular. You’ll also find out how many calories a day you’ll use by breastfeeding your baby. Part three will teach you how you can burn extra calories easily and enjoyably without huffing and puffing atrepparttar 131326 gym. You’ll also learnrepparttar 131327 secret that savvy new moms use to effortlessly burn up to an extra 200 calories a day —that’s 2 pounds a month with no extra effort!

Susan Peach is a retired La Leche League Leader, a dance and fitness instructor, and mother to two teenage boys. She is also the creator of Mambo Moms, a fun and gentle Latin dance based fitness program that helps new moms get back in shape while spending quality play time with their babies. Find out more at http://www.mambomoms.com

    <Back to Page 1
ImproveHomeLife.com © 2005
Terms of Use