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Would you like to exercise less but still get great results? Yes, I know that was a stupid question. We all want a secret to losing fat.
Well, BURST TRAINING is that secret. Let's pull the cat out of the bag, shall we?
- Interval Training, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
- Surge Training
- Short-Burst Training (SBT).
YES, you read that right.
*It should be noted that in the above video, they showed the woman at a complete rest during her recovery period. Many experts agree this can be harmful and recommend a very light movement during recovery such as walking or marching in place until your heart rate lowers and you can catch your breath.
Burst Training can be performed by doing dozens of different exercises, not only by using machines such as a treadmill, elliptical, or stationary bike. You can also do squats, lunges, push ups, pull ups, jumping, hill climbing, stair climbing, running(sprinting), etc. Basically you can do just about anything as long as you do it as hardcore as you can for 30-60 seconds.
Have you ever heard of the phenomenon called 'The Runner's High'? Runner's High is achieved by engaging in endurance training that lasts longer than one hour. After approximately one hour of exercise, beta-endorphins are released into your system. Beta-endorphins are the chemicals responsible for elevating your mood.
It has been discovered that one can achieve a runner's high during Burst Training. Yet another perk of trying it out.
We should not.
BENEFITS OF TRADITIONAL EXERCISING AND TRAINING CANNOT BE DENIED.
If you are doing any type of marathon training or endurance training, you MUST still train in a traditional sense. My recommendation would be to burst train 3 times a week. You should NOT burst train for two days consecutively, otherwise you will be interrupting the fat burning process that makes it work in the first place. But you CAN still exercise. In fact, many experts recommend in order to achieve optimal results, you should do your weight resistance/weight training routine BEFORE you do your burst exercises. Now obviously this takes away from the whole "shorter workout' appeal, but something to think about nonetheless.
2. 30-60 second intense burst exercise
3. 2-4 minutes of recovery by marching slowly in place (until breath comes back)
4. REPEAT 3 more times
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