Fat Loss Cardio Workout
Fasted cardio, intervals, steady state, cardio pot weights, cardio pre weights; bur which is the best? In my opinion people just need to move more, find something that you can consistently do then work your ass off. Far to often many of us overcomplicate things, mistaken facts for fiction, then funnily enough end up not doing much at all and then wonder why a few month down the line we still look exactly the same.
The energy systems
ATP –CP System
This system provides immediate energy, but is burned out really quickly so it is not the daddy of fat loss, however you will get stronger training this system which will enhance your work capacity. This energy system is highly active during short bust exercises like sprints, strength and explosive training.
Anaerobic glycolytic system (lactic acid)
The Anaerobic glycolytic system (lactic acid) will produce a lot power but not as quickly as the previous system mentioned, that being said, this system will not be fatigued as fast as the APT system. Training this system is great for fat loss, as you will burn stored carbohydrates to help fuel part of this system. A typical session to utilize this type of training could consist of functional hypertrophy, boxing, sprinting training (medium distance work) and strength training.
Oxidative aerobic system
When working at lower intensities but for long periods at a time, when glucose become absent the body begin to tap in fat as its source of fuel. So in this case you can burn fat whist feeling relatively comfortable throughout, the downside is that due to is long continuous nature, this type of training can feel boring to most. You can train at this intensity in numerous ways, 5k runs, hiking and higher rep resistance endurance training.
Here is a cardio workout created by the guys at the Altitude Centre, based in The City Of London. This workout will get you burning tones of fat plus help you build a body to be proud of.
3 x 2m (1m recoveries)
4 x 90s (45s recoveries) @ 0/1/2/3 % inclines
5 x 1m (30s recoveries) @ 4/3/2/1/0 % inclines
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