Thursday, June 3, 2010

Licensed from Fire Up Your Fat-Burners

For almost two decades, we've been hearing the seductive call of the "fat-burning zone," in which you burn a greater percentage of fat calories. And, we've been told, you get there by doing moderate—not hard—exercise.

Turns out, it's not that simple. The catch? When you exercise at 60 to 70 percent of your maximum heart rate, in that so-called "zone," you burn fewer calories per minute during and after your workout. To crank your metabolism, you need to push your body harder—a lot harder. Read more.

It's always good to switch up your workout program...even the intensity of your workout should vary.