Best Boot Camp For Burning Fat?

Sunday 01 September, 2013 at 3:16 pm HUNGER4FITNESS Comments Off on Best Boot Camp For Burning Fat?

One of the most frequently asked questions that I get it is---Why is your Boot Camp better when it comes to burning fat? Well, the answer is somewhat simple. Basically, our Boot Camp is 100% based on the science of High Intensity Interval Training, which has been a tested and proven to burn more calories than a Low Intensity program or Boot Camp. Please read the following article and see why we're the Coral Springs Transformation Experts.

Do you exercise because you want to lose weight? If so, you’ve probably heard, or been told, that for best weight loss results you should work in your “fat burning zone” (about 60% to 70% of your maximum heart rate).

While lower intensity workouts are great for building endurance, they aren’t always the best choice if your goal is to lose weight.

The Truth

The body does burn a higher percentage of calories from fat in the fat burning zone or at lower intensities. However, at higher intensities (70-90% of your maximum heart rate), you burn a greater number of overall calories, which is what matters when it comes to losing weight. The chart below details the fat calories expended by a 130-pound woman during cardio exercise:

Low Intensity – 60-65% MHR High Intensity – 80-85% MHR
Total Calories expended per min. 4.86 6.86
Fat Calories expended per min. 2.43 2.7
Total Calories expended in 30 min. 146 206
Total Fat calories expended in 30 min. 73 82
Percentage of fat calories burned 50% 39.85%


Source: From The 24/5 Complete Personal Training Manual, 24 Hour Fitness, 2000

In this example, the woman burns more total calories and more fat calories at a higher intensity. This isn’t to say that low intensity exercise doesn’t have it’s place. In fact, endurance workouts should be a staple of a complete fitness program along with shorter, higher intensity workouts or interval workouts, which are a great way to burn calories and build endurance.

Have any more questions? Please contact your Coral Springs Personal Trainer at 954-834-3321

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