AthleanX breaks down how to effectively burn more fat in less time on the treadmill with high intensity cardio confusion.
Mention the word cardio and immediately you think of traditional, long distance walking on a treadmill or pounding away on the elliptical machine. The problem is, these are far from the most effective or best ways to lose fat. In fact, I call this type of cardio training the road to nowhere.
As you will see in this video, while running on a treadmill at a steady pace for 40, 50 or even 60 minutes may burn the highest percentage of fat for fuel, it will not burn the highest amount of fat (especially when compared to higher intensity training)! For example, as I show you in this video, 40 minutes of walking on a treadmill will burn approximately 250 calories. 50% of these calories will be from fat…or 125. On the other hand, if you were to perform ATHLEAN BURST training for just half the time, you would be able to burn about 380 calories, of which 35% of them would be from fat. Do the math and you wind up burning 133 calories from fat energy sources.
So you can burn more overall fat calories in half the amount of time by switching to the right form of cardio!