Foam rolling – never heard or it? It’s something we should all be doing as part of our ‘warm up’ and ‘cool down’ pre workout process. Chloe, a female personal trainer in the UAE explains why
Jen’s Answer: The most effective way to burn fat is to engage in; long duration, low intensity activity.
This is when the body uses fat reserves as a primary energy source.
So, in my opinion as a personal trainer, YES jogging is better for fat loss (specifically) than short high intensity training sessions.
When engaging in short high intensity activity the body uses immediate energy (sugar, carbohydrates, proteins) as a primary energy source (in that order).
Only once these sources are completely depleted will the body turn to fat as an energy source.
If your goal is to burn fat; it would be more beneficial to walk for an hour than to do burpees at intervals for 5 minutes.
This question is almost impossible to answer. An individual who is highly adjusted to running can do so effectively and therefore their body will adapt to actually be able to run while burning less.
In the same way someone who is highly adapted to internal training will burn less calories in the same session than somebody who isn’t.
Weight and size also plays a huge part in how hard your body needs to work to complete any given exercise.
Very generally speaking; an average size female with good conditioned fitness will burn roughly 300 calories after running 5 kilometers.
An average size male with good conditioned fitness will burn roughly 500 calories after running 5 kilometers.
HIIT sessions vary widely.
A personal trainer in Abu Dhabi specialised in weight loss and nutrition can also provide specific information.
Jen’s Answer: Yes absolutely. Treadmills have speed and gradient controls and so you are able to set the treadmill to speed that you would jog outside.
You can also intermittently increase and decrease the gradient (treadmill programs will do this for you) to simulate an outdoor run.
Many treadmills will allow you to enter your height and weight into the treadmill.
This allows the machine to more acutely calculate exactly how hard your body is working.
Ultimately, this can help you see how many calories you have burned.
In Summary, here are the best tips for weight loss by jogging or using HIIT fitness
Long Duration, Low Intensity Exercise Is Best
Walking Can Help You Burn Fat
HIIT Exercises Help You Lose Weight
Use A Treadmill To Jog
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