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Amount of cardio required to burn Visceral fat?

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Hi, 

I have been reading that your body doesn't start burning into your Visceral fat until around the 45 minute mark and anything less doesn't cut it. i.e you are just burning Glucose in the blood or sub fat. 

Does this mean that I would have to do some form of continuous exercise for over 45 minutes to get the full benefit?  

In some way it makes sense because I don't feel like my body has done much to my stubborn areas when I go out for a 30 minute walk. But I could probably guarantee that something would occur in  an hour of non stop walking. 

At the moment II kind of look skinny fat with a bloated mid section.   

 Thanks 

 

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Skinny people can have plenty of visceral fat, I’m pretty sure there are rudimentary ways of getting a rough idea how much you carry, like wast to hip ratio, etc. Google is your friend on that one but it’ll just be a guess. 
 

as for burning it , it’s just cardio, 30-60 mins a day will help ‘burn’ it, although remember it’s still fat, calorie intake/expenditure is key . 

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Hi, 

Yes but I want to find that magic zone where you start burning into your hard areas and the article that was I was reading says that it is after 45 minutes. 

So, 

1. I would need to get on a treadmill and do some steady state for 45mins. 

2. Then I assume that anything after the 45min mark would be where my body starts to turn to its reserves and denting the visceral fat. 

 

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3 hours ago, Midifitman said:

Hi, 

Yes but I want to find that magic zone where you start burning into your hard areas and the article that was I was reading says that it is after 45 minutes. 

So, 

1. I would need to get on a treadmill and do some steady state for 45mins. 

2. Then I assume that anything after the 45min mark would be where my body starts to turn to its reserves and denting the visceral fat. 

 

There is no magic number. Cardio doesn’t burn fat, a calorie deficit does. Cardio increases your deficit 

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On 21/07/2020 at 1:16 AM, Midifitman said:

Hi, 

I have been reading that your body doesn't start burning into your Visceral fat until around the 45 minute mark and anything less doesn't cut it. i.e you are just burning Glucose in the blood or sub fat. 

Does this mean that I would have to do some form of continuous exercise for over 45 minutes to get the full benefit?  

In some way it makes sense because I don't feel like my body has done much to my stubborn areas when I go out for a 30 minute walk. But I could probably guarantee that something would occur in  an hour of non stop walking. 

At the moment II kind of look skinny fat with a bloated mid section.   

 Thanks 

 

Walking won't cut it.

If your trying to burn enough to notice you need to be breathing hard and have a raised Hart rate. 

 

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You can’t localise fat loss. People carry fat in different areas, this is more noticeable in women. Men generally carry fat in their “mid section” as do you. The belly is the first place the fat goes on and the last place it comes off, like a puddle forming when it rains and then drying out. 

A calorie deficit is the only way to lose fat. This can be achieved without strenuous exercise, walking for example, or indeed no exercise whatsoever. Exercise is useful for creating a larger calorie deficit.

Edit - in many cases the “belly” is exacerbated by bad posture, often anterior pelvic tilt which is common in desk workers who spend all day sitting down. Check your posture and rectify this if it isn’t correct.

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On 24/09/2020 at 10:00 PM, Sasnak said:

in many cases the “belly” is exacerbated by bad posture, often anterior pelvic tilt which is common in desk workers who spend all day sitting down. Check your posture and rectify this if it isn’t correct.

Lot to be said for training trans abs for a good relaxed posture. 
I don’t, I know I should but I just don’t  :lol:

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I'm currently doing 5 x 20-minute cross trainer sessions spread throughout the day (working from home at present!) plus an hours walk each morning plus cutting the bad stuff out of my diet so finally its starting to have an effect on my belly fat....hopefully gone by end of 2020 and won't be back!  I should be having longer sessions on the cross trainer but can't spare the time at present.

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1 hour ago, Alan Collins said:

I'm currently doing 5 x 20-minute cross trainer sessions spread throughout the day (working from home at present!) plus an hours walk each morning plus cutting the bad stuff out of my diet so finally its starting to have an effect on my belly fat....hopefully gone by end of 2020 and won't be back!  I should be having longer sessions on the cross trainer but can't spare the time at present.

If you're losing weight you're in a deficit whether its calories or cardio. Just carry on as you are until you stall then re tweak. 

Cardio gets boring, I've always just preferred to eat less calories whether its smaller portions or less dense food choices. 

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