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What are your thoughts on this?

does it really make a difference if i burn say 400 kcal's

a session using interval training, or 400 kcal's using a steady

heart rate, getting these number from my polar hrm.

I have heard things about interval training making the body

burn fat after your workout but sounds abit iffy to me.

just trying to get my target of 75kg asap, I have my diet in check

and have lost 5kg in 5 weeks, using a 700kcal deficit with 40mins

cardio a day.
 

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HIIT training should theoretically burn more calories at the end of the day. Although a lot of people suggest traditional steady state training at around %60 of your capicity will help reduce muscle metabolism. I used to do HIIT, now I have started SS. Hopefully I will be able to assess the effectiveness of each to a small degree.
 

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Unless your drinking for example a high GI carb drink the fat burning things you hear are essentially true. Low intensity steady state will take you longer to burn the same amount of calories burnt in a much shorter time doing intervals. Fair enough steady state stuff is tapping directly into fat supplies for energy (after about 15mins), with HIIT you will burn a greater number of calories overall due to the elevated strain put on your cardiovascular system. The calories you burn may be from carbs to restore your glycogen supplies in the muscles and liver however you will be in a greater calorific deficit overall...
 

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dsldude said:
What are your thoughts on this?

does it really make a difference if i burn say 400 kcal's

a session using interval training, or 400 kcal's using a steady

heart rate, getting these number from my polar hrm.

I have heard things about interval training making the body

burn fat after your workout but sounds abit iffy to me.

just trying to get my target of 75kg asap, I have my diet in check

and have lost 5kg in 5 weeks, using a 700kcal deficit with 40mins

cardio a day.
IntervaL training sounds good on paper but the whole EPOC argument [burning more calories after you finish] is fundamentally flawed.

Best bet is to stick to 30 minute steady state cardio and use weights for training.

If you get a chance - read the following thread and study

Cardio, EPOC and Fatloss











 
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