The single best thing you can do to lose weight
When doing cardio early in the morning on an empty stomach you are burning fat from the first minute, making it the most efficient time of the day for cardio. If you have not tried it yet, we recommend you give it a shot for at least a couple of weeks. Start with low duration and then build it up.
But what is the best cardio exercise you can do to get rid of your fatty acids? Well, it depends. We cannot say which one is the best, you need to find out for yourself. The most important thing is to make you feel good, to be safe to do and to help you reach your “target zone”. Your target zone is the heart rate you need to sustain while doing cardio in order to lose fatty tissue. Ok, but how to calculate our target zone?
The formula is:
220 - your age = number
That number is multiplied by 0.6 as well as by 0.75
If your age is 30, you get:
220 – 30= 190
190x 0.6= 114 (that is your lower range)
190x 0.75= 142.5 (that is your upper range)
You need to keep your heart rate between 114 and 142.5 because when you are in this target zone on an empty stomach the fuel that your body uses are the fatty acids. So let’s put it simply - you are losing fat and nothing else.
If you already do this - great! You can share with us your progress and experience. But if you are still considering it, we encourage you to try it out for at least a couple of weeks and then the results will keep you motivated to continue.
The summer is near, so let’s get to work! :)
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