We’ve all seen the chart beside the cardiovascular equipment; the one that depicts the low intensity “burn zone” or the supposed zone where you can burn fat by exercising at a low intensity for longer periods of time.
While this may be great for those that are just starting to improve their exercise capacity, for others, there may be a more efficient way to lose fat.
The fact is that many of us are crunched for time; exercising at a higher intensity for a shorter duration can actually burn more calories in total, and this doesn’t even bring into account the EPOC effect. So if you are pinched for time, opt to exercise at a high intensity in order to burn more total calories!
Josh Anderson is an AFAA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer and the CEO of Always Active Athletics.