Fat Burning Zone

Reasons Steady-State Aerobic Training is “Supposed” to Burn Fat

1) It burns calories. True, however higher intensity activities, i.e. weight training, sprinting, etc, burn way more total calories. This is due to a higher demand for extra oxygen in order for the muscles to continue working.

2) The fat-burning zone. Yes, it exists, but it has been misinterpreted. The fat-burning zone is a concept that the body burns a greater amount of fat at lower-intensity aerobic exercise than it does at higher intensities. Actually, the body burns a greater percentage of fat at lower intensities than at higher intensities. At lower intensities the body may burn 50 percent of the calories from fat, while at higher intensities it may only burn 35 percent. But at higher intensities you burn way more total calories and more fat calories overall than you do at lower intensities. High intensity training wins every time!

3) Aerobic training makes your body an efficient fat-burning machine. True, but this isn't a desirable response. Yes, aerobic training does demand work from the muscles, but not as much as other activities, and it doesn't require the muscle tissue to last, either. Because the only tissue that burns fat in the body is muscle. Aerobics are ineffective at building and maintaining your body's fat-burning tools, so less muscle = more fat.

4) Aerobic training raises your metabolism. This isn't true. Metabolism is largely a function of how much muscle or lean tissue you carry. Because aerobics do nothing to even maintain muscle, never mind build it, they do not contribute to raising your metabolism while at rest. In fact your body will become “catabolic” another great way to lose muscle!

5) Your Metabolism—or your metabolic rate. This is what determines how many calories you burn each day. It is controlled by your thyroid and is largely a factor of muscle mass. Every pound of muscle you put on (1 lbs of muscle is the size of a strawberry) requires approximately 50 calories per day to maintain. This doesn't take into account the calories burned developing that muscle, or the calories burned while maintaining that muscle. These 50 calories are the amount needed by that muscle to just exist.

6) You can`t spot reduce - Most people don’t realise that where you store body fat is a direct indication of how healthy and balanced your hormones are. With Biosignature Modulation we can find out exactly why your body is the way it is – and start to immediately do something about it. Even the “hard to shift” fat deposits that don’t seem to go away no matter how hard you train and diet will start to disappear. Body fat gravitates toward certain areas due to specific and individualized hormonal imbalance, and when you just can’t seem to shift that fat it’s your body’s way of telling you something. Whether you store fat around your belly or “muffin tops”, on your thighs and bum or even the bingo wings this fat can be “spot reduced”.

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