Running For Fat Loss
Hi, I’m Ivana Chapman and today I’m going to talk to you about running for fat loss.
So let me start off by saying I’m not against running. In 2012 I did a 10K, a half marathon and then a marathon as part of a bucket list thing. So I’m not totally against it, but I’ve also done it recreationally. Running on the beach can be fun sometimes, but we’re looking at fat loss and in terms of fat loss, steady state running is not the best thing for you to be doing. Steady state running is only going to cause your body to adapt and become more efficient at doing what you’re doing, which is just running slowly and initially it’s inefficient and later on it’s going to be very, very efficient so you’re not going to be burning very many calories. In fact, you’re going to make things worse for yourself. You will start to destroy your body composition because you’re burning your muscle away and that’s not what you want.
If you want to really lose fat and improve your body composition then you need to do things like weight training and sprint training and interval training. So you want to get your heart rate up and then bring it down and then get your heart rate up and bring it down again and that’s going to give you way more in terms of fat loss benefits than steady state running, just jogging along and just looking at the scenery so make sure that you’re doing the best thing for the limited amount of time that you have. Hopefully that helps.
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