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Angella
6th August 2012, 09:22 PM
I am going to let you in on a little secret that the fitness world hopes you never learn.

You are about the learn a more effective way to burn fat and keep it off that takes just a few minutes per day.

The system is simple.

However, this secret will transform your physique, increase your energy, increase the health of your heart and lungs and to top it off help you burn fat quicker than you can possibly imagine.

Let me explain:

When you exercise for more than about 15 minutes, you utilize mainly fat for energy.

Well I bet you think this is a good thing.

Right?

Wrong!

This will cause your body to build more fat!

It is preparing for the next exercise session when it will need fat to fuel the long duration.

Researchers at Laval University in Quebec wanted to find out which type of exercise program was best for fat loss. Participants were split into two groups. A long duration group cycled uninterrupted for 45 minutes. An interval group cycled in numerous short bouts (lasting from 15 to 90 seconds), resting in between.

The long endurance group burned twice as many calories as the interval group. But for every calorie burned, the interval group lost 9 times more fat.


Here is the key:

It is what happens after your stop exercising that determines how much fat you will burn.

The reason for this phenomenon was uncovered in another recent study. Colorado State University researchers measured how long fat continues to be burned after brief periods of exercise. Participants exercised for two minutes then rested for one minute. They continued this cycle for 20 minutes.

The long endurance group burned twice as many calories as the interval group. But for every calorie burned, the interval group lost 9 times more fat.
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The researchers found that participants continued to burn fat at a high rate 16 hours after the exercise.

Even while they rested their fat oxidation was up by 62%.

Another study done at Stanford University School of Medicine tried to find out how long people needed to exercise to get this benefit. The study demonstrated that ten intense minutes of exercise is enough to burn body fat.

And in average non-athletic Americans, the prestigious Harvard Alumni Health Study has confirmed that ten-minute bouts of exercise promote health and weight loss.

If you want to lose fat, exercise in short bursts.

You will then burn much more fat during the recovery period.

source = Dr. Grisanti