5 Tips to Maximise Your Fat Burn During a Cardio Workout

By April 15, 2014 No Comments

There are a few bits you can do to help things along in your fitness program

Cardio is one of the most beneficial things women can do for their bodies. Luckily, there are a few different levels of cardio for those who need to work at a special pace.

There is low intensity which is a great stamina builder and high intensity, which will help you lose fat more quickly.

Fat Burn During a Cardio Workout

Walk, walk, walk!

Your cardio will benefit from a walking routine. It’s best to do a ‘power walk’ for 20 minutes a day, a few days per week. It’s best to do the power walk every other day. Added benefits come when you can manage to walk up steps part of the way – this helps different muscles do their thing.

Take it up a notch – and back down again

Blast that fat with a super high intensity treadmill session. For the next 5 minutes, warm up slowly then increase your speed. Spend the next 5 minutes at this higher speed. Continue in this manner until you’re at the highest speed possible and run for 5 minutes. Then, decrease in the opposite manner and once more, increase to the highest level. Again, decrease and aim for the cool down.

Be speedy

Occasional sprinting is a great way to add to the fat blast. Warm up for about 5 minutes and then begin walking as fast as you can for about 10 minutes. When you’ve reached a certain distance, turn around and walk back in the same manner. Don’t forget to cool down as you get closer to your starting point.

Work out longer

In order to burn off excess fat, consider increasing the length of your workout. Calories will continue to burn off if you have a longer workout session – up to almost five times the normal 1 hour routine time.

Make yours a high intensity routine

For real results seen quickly, why not take your walk or run routine to the highest level? High intensity routines can be worked on 3 times weekly while you mix in moderate intensity exercises in between days.

By following the above suggestions, you should be saying ‘goodbye’ to fat a lot more quickly!