Fat Burning Exercises
wondering what the best aerobic fat burning exercises are?
Believe me you are not alone. The
answer is that there
is no one perfect aerobic exercise that is best.
hey are all an effective exercise to
your heart pumping within your target heart
is considered an aerobic exercise.
So, it doesn't matter if you select walking, jogging, or use an
machine, just make sure your aerboic exercise is within your
heart rate to get the most from your fat burning exercises.
Your asking yourself right about now, if any aerboic exercise is the
best fat burning exercises, then why do so many people ask the
The real question is not which aerobic exercise is
best for burning fat but rather how long and how
should the aerobic fat burning exercises be in order to burn fat
Low to Moderate Intensity Workouts
state that longer, less intense workouts are best. The reason
for this belief is that during a low to moderate aerobic
body uses a higher percentage of fat, about 60%, for fuel.
during a high intense workout your body uses only about 35% - 45% of
fuel, depending on how high the intensity is.
The reason for this is that during a high intense aerobic
exercise, your body switches to using more carbohydrates for fuel and
But before you pick a low aerobic workout for your
maximum fat burn, keep reading.
High Intensity Aerobic Exercise
The fact is that while a low to moderate aerobic exercise routines use
percentage of fat for fuel, it is also burning fewer calories overall.
For example, a woman weighing 145 pounds walking at 3 mph for
30 minutes will burn approximately 130 calories.
If 60% of
this was from fat, then she would have only burned 79 fat calories
during her aerobic exercise routine.
Let's assume this same woman ran for 30
minutes at 6 mph.
This is a high intense aerobic exercise for many of
us. This increase in intensity also increases the calories burned.
In this example her calories
burned during exercise
would be approximately 348 calories.
If 35% of that was from fat, her total fat calories burned would be
about 122 fat calories.
As you can see, the higher intense aerobics routine would burn more
calories and fat.
So now the answer is, for the best fat
burning exercises, the
workouts are best, right?
Yes mathematically this is true, however this
is not necessarily what is best for everyone.
many people cannot keep this high intensity level for
this length of time.
Selecting Your Intensity Level
Remember, you have
to be able to keep up that
high intensity level for the full duration of your workout to get this
And for many of us, especially if you are just
out, it is not possible to keep this up for that long without going
over your target heart rate.
So the answer to the question of “How long and
how intense should my
aerobic exercise be to burn fat” is; it depends.
answer will really depend on at what level you can safely exercise at
and for how long.
If you are just starting out, your best bet is to do a low to moderate
workout and keep adding more time to your cardio workout.
you move forward, try increasing the intensity even if it's for a small
amount of time during your total workout.
To wrap this question up, any aerobic fat burning exercises you choose
effective. What you need to determine is what length and
intensity you want to perform your chosen aerobic exercise at in order
to get the most benefit towards burning fat.
move on to what is the best strength
training fat burning exercises
Exercise can boost your metabolism but did you know there are other
things you can do to help rev up your calorie burn?
Burned During Exercise
Learn more about how calories burned during exercise are calculated to
get the most from your workouts.
Training Workout Routines
Get the most from your workouts by combining aerobics and strength
training with these circuit training workout examples.