Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy 2014!

It's a brand-new year full of potential and promise.

I recently read an article about stimulating metabolism. A higher metabolism will cause your body to continue to burn calories throughout the day, even after your workout is over.

Interval training is cited as a quick way to ramp up your body's ability to use fat as fuel. Exercisers burned 36% more fat with an interval training session when compared to a steady state workout.

Interval training is short bursts of all-out effort during your cardio workout. For example, you might jog for 2 minutes, then sprint as hard as you can for 30 seconds. You can cycle for one mile, then ride as fast as possible for 1/2 mile. Try swimming one lap at a steady pace and then push it for one lap.

Mix up your workout this week and get the fat-burning benefits of a higher metabolism. Next week, I will share information on how to balance your carbohydrate and protein intake to increase the afterburn.

1 comment:

  1. I am going to try and add this to my jogging. Can't wait to get outside and "Fartlek"