Use Interval Workouts To Turn Fat Into Energy:
Fat is mostly seen as an intruder that only makes us look unaesthetic and feel bad about our bodies. But the truth is fat is good because it represents an important nutrient for a healthy body.
Basically, the adipose tissue is where you store the energy used in physical activities.
Fat must reach a certain level that makes it useful for physical activities, but when it is exceeded, problems may arise and they may interfere with athletic performances.
The human body needs a certain amount of energy for proper functioning, which means a certain amount of calories. A natural conclusion is that when you receive more calories than needed, you gain weight. Weight loss is a result of burning more calories than what you consume. And while losing weight the body needs its energy which is taken from fat stores.
It is quintessential for athletes to monitor when they eat fat, in which quantity and what kind of fat. It takes about 6 hours for fat to become a usable type of energy but the process also depends on the oxygen intake, which makes effort intensity a key factor.
Fat is the main energy source for exercising, no matter what workout intensity you prefer. But your body uses more fat when you do intervals for short period of time followed by a recovery phase each time, compared to when you workout intensively on a long term.
Interval training (periods of high intensity alternated with moderated intensity) is the most recommended workout to oxidize fat and transform it into energy. Alternating intensive running with minutes of walking is what will get your energy levels up and your fat down.
I want to include here a short explanation of why this happens so it’s easier to understand the logic behind the above statement.
When working out an important factor is Myoglobin, a protein which holds the supply of oxygen in muscles. Myoglobin provides oxygen for 5 to 15 seconds. It is consumed while you workout out and it reloads while you cool down.
The body needs oxygen in muscles to oxidize fat and to transform it into energy. This is why it’s recommended to do interval workouts at intensive pace for up to 15 seconds, than recover for another 10 seconds. And repeat this exercise for minimum 30 minutes daily.
Treadmills workouts are easier to set-up and customize and you can follow this workout routine daily in the comfort of your home.
Customize a treadmill workout with your selected speed, incline and time for each segment. Over time you can change settings if you feel comfortable with increasing the intervals intensity. But never forget to do the recovery pace after each 15 seconds interval.
To end the article in an optimistic note, not only 15 seconds treadmill intervals help you lose fat, but they are also easy to perform, at least easier than longer intervals.
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