If you are like most of us, you may be trying your gut out with long and hard workouts to lose weight fast. But did you stop to think why you have still not lost even an ounce after so many workouts?
Most of us think that doing long hard workouts are essential to lose excess fat. But you may be surprised to note that losing excess body fat is achieved just doing the opposite of arduous and tedious workouts.
A recent study at the Harvard University has proven that long cardio workouts and aerobics are no longer effective in achieving your ideal body weight; even worse they can wreck your body.
They have revealed that the key to protecting your heart is exactly the opposite of cardio. It is not endurance but intensity. They have found that the more intense the exertion, the lower the risk of heart disease.
They also found that those who performed exercises that is more vigorous and in short intervals had a lower risk of death than those who performed less vigorous long duration exercises.
Aerobics and Cardio falls under the low-intensity, long-duration exercises category, and increases your risk of heart disease and death.
They have revealed that the most effective kind of exercises to lose extra weight is the high-intense, short-duration model. You can have a intense workout for 2-3 minutes and rest for 2-3 minutes. This can be brisk walking or some thing that can make your heart beat faster and stop and rest for the same period of time.
For the start do not exert yourself too much, gradually try to increase the spells. Remember to take care, if you are having heart diseases or any other kind of disease. If this is the case; better consult your physician and get him to recommend some intense exercises that would suit your physical condition.
Even though experts used to think that cardio and aerobic exercises burnt fat during long workouts; the new finding are that it was not so. This send a message to your body that you need a reserve of fat for the next time you do long duration exercises. This self defeating cycle ensures that your body makes more fat every time you finish the long workouts. Now you may see why you did not lose fat after so many hours in the gym. Each time you burn fat by cardio and aerobic exercises you body reacts by making more.
The High Intense, Low Duration Exercises Will Last for Maximum of 15-20 Minutes. This means Your Body Has No Chance of Burning Fat During Exercises. What Really Happens is That Your Body Will Burn Carbs form the Muscle Tissues.
This Will Trigger Your After Burner and Your Body Will Burn Fat to Replace the Carbs it Just Used. In fact Your Body Will Continue to Burn fat Even 24 Hours After Exercises. After a While Your Body Will Stop Making Fat. It Will Not Need It.