What is Burst Training?

//What is Burst Training?

Is it Time for a Change?

 

Are you one who believes a workout isn’t sufficient unless you spend 30 minutes to an hour running on a treadmill, five days a week?  If so…how’s that been working for you?  Perhaps the same ‘ole routine, as well as the excessive time commitment, are causing your motivation to decline.  Or maybe you are experiencing frustration at the lack of improvement in your overall physical shape.

 

Are you ready to try a workout that will take less of your time, while burning a greater amount of fat?  Yes…that really is possible!!

 

What Makes Burst Training Different?

 

The traditional method of working out, which usually involves lengthy periods of time on a piece of cardio equipment or in the weight room, keeps your body in the fat-burning zone for the duration of the exercise.  Even though you are burning fat while working out, in the 36-48 hours after exercising, your body then switches over to sugar burning mode.  When your body is in a sustained period of sugar burning, it has to draw that sugar from your muscle stores.  This is not what you want, especially when trying to lose body fat and gain lean muscle!!

 

Cells can only use sugar or fat for energy.  So whatever energy you use/burn during a workout…your body will use the opposite energy during the hours following the exercise, and on into the next day as well.  It is vital that you set your body up for ultimate success through giving it the opportunity to burn as much fat as possible.

 

Burst Training, also known as Surge, Interval, or Sprint Training, offers your body a proven method for burning greater amounts of fat than lengthy periods of low intensity endurance or aerobic training.

 

Would You Rather have the Body of a Sprinter or a Marathon Runner?

Have you ever compared the build of a sprinter with that of a marathon runner?  The differences are pretty obvious.  A sprinter is lean and quite muscular, while a marathon runner usually has fat stores around their stomach and appears to be void of much muscle mass.

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Why is there such a stark difference between the two?  While both clearly have very rigid and demanding training habits, style of training is key to the body’s physique, as well as its ability to perform.

 

Sprinters primarily train via short bursts of high-intensity exercise.  This causes the body’s levels of Growth Hormone and testosterone to increase, and also raises the metabolism.  Thus the body is better able to hold onto muscle.  Sprinters burn stored sugar during their high-intensity workouts; so in the 24-36 hrs following exercise, the sprinter’s body switches to a state of burning fat.

 

A marathon runner trains for endurance – lengthy bouts of exercise at a steady pace or low intensity.  Fat is being used while exercising, but then the body changes over to burning/losing muscle in the hours following the workout.  The metabolism slows down, which results in fat stores developing in various places throughout the body.

 

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