Multiple Mini-Workouts Burn More Fat

stopwatch-34108_1280.pngIn a recent Japanese and Danish report, researchers found that breaking a workout into two shorter workouts with a break in between was more successful at burning fat. In the study, researchers found men who exercised for two 30-minute workouts with a small break in between burned more fat than those exercising for 60 minutes without a break. Researchers found that although total calories burned during the two different workout methods were the same, 77 percent of the calories burned post-workout were fat in those working out for two 30-minute sessions as compared with 56 percent in those working out for 60 minutes straight. Thus, it appears adding rest periods within longer exercise programs can result in additional fat burning.

Source: Journal of Applied Physiology. June 2007.
Copyright: LLC 2007

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