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The Fat Burning Zone Is A Myth To Avoid

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One of the biggest weight loss myths is the one concerning the Fat Burning Zone. Millions of people have fallen prey to this myth and undermined their own weight loss efforts as a result.

What is the Fat Burning Zone and why is this such a mistake to stick to it?

The fat burning zone is arrived at when your heart rate is running at 60-70% of its maximum ability. When you’re in the fat burning zone, the calories your body is burning are made of 50% fat calories.

This is the main reason why people were told to stick to the fat burning zone. In order to stay in the zone, you need to do medium intensity workouts. That’s why you see people doing long duration cardio workouts at a steady pace: they want to remain in the fat burning heart rate zone.

But this is a mistake which you must avoid at all costs. If you really wish to burn fat, you need to do high intensity workouts which take your heart rate to 80-90% of its maximum ability. In this heart rate range, the calories you burn are made up of about 40% fat. This may seem like it’s not as good as doing fat burning zone cardio workouts, but in fact, you will burn a lot more fat with this fat burning technique.

The reason why high intensity workouts are better for your weight loss efforts is that you burn a lot more overall calories per minute of working out, that the relative amount of fat calories burned do not effect your overall outcome. For instance, in 30 minutes of working out at the fat burning zone heart rate, you may burn around 150 calories overall which mean that you’ve used up 75 fat calories.

But, if you do higher intensity workouts for 30 minutes, then you’ve burned more than 200 calories and over 80 fat calories. You did more in the same time.

If you really want to shed pounds fast, I recommend that you forget about the Fat Burning zone cardio workouts you’ve been told about and switch to higher intensity workouts. You will see better results.

Anabolic Running – A Game Changer

Just two weeks ago, I came across a video on Youtube on Anabolic Running.

And well people went nuts over it.

So I wanted to expand it and turn it into a post on Candle Escents.

The tips shared in this video are absolute game changers.

Simple, but it will make staying lean and dropping fat so easy, you’ll hardly wonder how you ever struggled with it.

You can watch the video below post here.

That’s It for Today

Alright, alright that’s it for today.

Hope you enjoyed it!

Metabolism And Exercise – Get Back Your Metabolic Prime

Most people are aware that metabolism and exercise both impact fat loss, but what most people my not know is how exercise can impact metabolism for faster fat burning. Most people think exercising to burn fat is simply about working out hard or long as they can. This approach may work for some people, but according to fat loss expert Dr. Jade Teta, if you understand the relationship between metabolism and exercise you would know that exercise is not just about quantity, longer is not always better.

Dr. Jade Teta is the creator of the popular fat loss program metabolic prime – a program that works by optimizing the metabolism with short, effective exercise. According to Dr. Teta “you can be as diligent and consistent as you like, but if you are working harder at the wrong thing you are increasing your odds of failure not success. And it’s not a simple matter of quality either. Harder, shorter workouts don’t guarantee success either”.

There is another important factor that is required. It is efficiency. This factor determines whether or not your workout will create a positive in the way you look, feel and function.

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According to Dr. Teta efficiency is about doing the maximum amount of intelligent exercise in the shortest amount of time while adjusting to your specific fitness level. Intelligent exercise provides just the right type of stimulus, in just the right amounts, to get the body to respond. This is exactly what the metabolic prime program has been designed to do.

How It Works

Metabolic Prime is an advanced exercise program that is aimed at helping anyone burn fat, shape muscle and fight aging around the clock. It works by taking you through a three phase system. Each phase consists of three workouts. The workouts are short, yet intense—each routine is only 45 seconds, and you workout for a total of 15 minutes three times a week.

The program introduces a method called “Metabolic Micro-Bursts” which are specific and sequential bodyweight exercises that takes just 45 seconds to complete. Dr. Teta explains this short but powerful moves reawakens the youth genes currently dormant inside your body and returns you to your metabolic prime, so you will re-experience the metabolism of your youth.

Is Cardio Useless?

People love to bash cardio. It’s in their nature. I mean I get it. If you take a look at the people on cardio machines, 90% of the them are overweight and out of shape. So I totally get why people love to bash cardio.

But then how is that pro bodybuilders, world class fitness models, and Hollywood celebrities have used cardio to get in amazing shape. Bodybuilders like Jay Cutler did hour long sessions of cardio to get stage-shredded and win Mr. Olympia.

Beyonce spent lots of time on the treadmill to lose her baby weight. Hugh Jackman ran on the treadmill to get jacked for Wolverine.

Henry Cavill (who plays the new Superman) did “grueling” cardio to get ripped for Immortals. So how is cardio dead if people are clearly getting results from it? Please explain, I’m listening.

Cardio isn’t dead. It’s simply misunderstood. The majority of people who are overweight and do cardio have an “exercise is greater than diet mindset.”

These people believe that as long as you do cardio, you can eat whatever you wany and still see results. That type of mentality is detrimental to your progress.

Cardio can help you burn calories and get results, but you can never out train a bad diet. If you do an hour long session of cardio and burn 400 calories, you can’t have a 400 calorie doughnut afterwards.

It’s common sense yet people who do cardio continue to neglect their diet. Cardio is a very effective for burning calories. Just make sure you don’t compensate with extra food.

The Importance of Steady State cardio