The Afterburn Effect: How to Burn More Fat After You Exercise

Kim Lenga

For years, we’ve been led to believe that exercising for longer periods of time results in more calories burned and, therefore, a better body composition. But in recent years, the idea that you can reach your goals by following an exercise regimen that’s actually the opposite is now well-supported by a growing field of research.

The key to increasing the afterburn effects of your workouts, so you can burn more calories throughout the whole day, is practicing high-intensity exercises. That’s because the afterburn effect is small following steady-state traditional cardio workouts like jogging but is significantly higher following intense workouts — like sprinting, circuit, strength and burst activities.

If your goals are to lean out, build muscle fast, increase your cardiovascular health and not spend loads of time needing to exercise, then the bottom line is that doing brief, but intense, intermittent bouts of exercise is the way to go.

The benefits of high-intensity interval training — HIIT,  are greater strength, improved speed and better fat burning, all in ways that steady-state cardio workouts simply can’t comparably create.

Click here for an example of a Low Impact High Intensity Interval Workout. I torched a ton of calories during this workout and continue to torch calories even after I am done!

If you like what you see, you can workout with me daily... there is more like this everyday. No two workouts are ever the same.



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