The Fat Burning Zone

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It is a common misconception that we burn more fat at lower intensities of training and therefore lower intensity training is better at fat burning and weight loss. There is a point of view that at lower-intensity exercise, greater percentages of fat are burnt compared with carbohydrates or the sugars in the blood stream..

At 65 percent of your maximum heart rate, the greatest percentage of fat is burnt (Romijn et al., 1993). As the intensity increases above 65%, the percentage of fat burning tails off. The conclusion might be that to burn more fat and lose weight, we need to work less hard for longer.

How to find your maximum heart rate (mhr) and the percentages

Fat burning zone
220 - your age e.g..(50) = 170 ------- 65% of 170 mhr = 111 bpm (beats per minute)

Cardio zone
220 - your age e.g..(50) = 170 ------- 80% of 170 mhr = 136 bpm (beats per minute)

In the gym were I was working, it had many cardiovascular machines that have fat-burning programmes designed to get you working at this level of intensity. But as I had explained before in a previous post in the health area....[highlights color="pink"]Calories In vs Calories Out![/highlights]

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Let me explain about this fat burning principle. As we increase the intensity of the exercise, although the percentage of fat usage falls relative to others fuels in the body like sugars, the total amount of calories that we consume at higher intensities increases. As a matter of fact: because calorie usage increases, the total amount of calories burnt from fat oxidation also increases above those levels seen at lower intensity of exercise.

This is a clear demonstration, that working at higher intensities is more effective for burning fat during your work out. By doing higher intensity exercise, you will get into the afterburn effect of fat burning long after you have finished your exercise session.

Watch the video about the "AFTERBURN" effect and read more about it by clicking on the video.

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Click here to find out more about the EPOC effect

 

So a clear example of this is as follows:

Working at lower intensity levels; 65% mhr = 60% fat or 180 kcals with 300 kcals in total calories burnt.

vs.

Working at higher intensity levels; 80% mhr = 50% fat or 250 kcals with 500 kcals in total calories being burnt.

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As we also know that to have an impact of weight, we need to create a negative energy balance by using up more calories than we take in. So for all intents and purposes, to lose weight here at fitnesshealthandmind.com, we are going to concentrate on THE NUMBER OF CALORIES being burnt, NOT WHAT TYPE OF CALORIES are being burnt.

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This exercise regime just mentioned, will allow us to see increases in EPOC (Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption), the total amount of calories being burnt after exercise. The resistance training that we will be performing will have a major effect on boosting your metabolism, because your body is in repair for up to 48 hours after exercise in order to recover, which means your body has to work harder and smarter for longer.

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