muscular growth. It takes about 20-30 minutes to achieve the fat burning phase. Aerobic training burns fat only during training. It is amazing how many people, trainers included, still cling on to the idea that the only way to burn fat is to do heaps of aerobic training. I guess this myth became
entrenched over time in the same way as body building protocols became, for a long time, the only way to build muscle. How many times have you been told by an ‘exercise guru’ that “the best way to burn fat is to exercise in the fat burning zone"? To lot of people out there that is still the only solution. OK, it does add to the energy deficit and overall calorie balance that favors fat loss. But it's not the only way of fat loss success – after all if that was the case there would not be any overweight distance runners. The biggest problem with aerobic training is that you get better at it. For example if you are doing 5 km runs day after day, the work required to run those 5 k’s will become less and less as you get fitter. So, to continue to improve you either go further (do more work for the same amount of calories) or you run it faster. Going further kind of defeats the purpose. Not a lot of fun running for an hour to burn the calories you once burned in half an hour? And going faster involves the same problem. Eventually, the new speed
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