For many, it is generally assumed that to reduce body fat, you should perform aerobic exercise at a low-to-moderate intensity for long periods of time. This theory is commonly known as the “fat burning zone”, which advocates exercising for longer periods of time at a low intensity. The only problem is that, although this approach does burn a higher percentage of calories expended from fat, you are still expending a relatively low number of calories. Unlike training slow and steady in the “fat burning zone,” the higher the intensity at which one trains, the more fat, and calories they will expend (Thompson, et al., 1998).
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