Lean Body Coaching newsletter, I discuss the specific
dynamic action of food, and how
the foods you eat determine whether you increase
or decrease your metabolic rate.
food choices can either turn you into a fat
burning machine, or leave you looking like the
worry, I'll also teach you how to use protein
foods to speed up your metabolism, so you can burn
more unwanted calories... even when you're
resting. This is a must-see video if you
want to get leaner and more
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Mr Labrada, I am writing to you to ask about low
intensity cardio versus high intensity cardio.
I can't get a straight answer as to which is
best, there seems to be a lot of conflicting
information out there.
people in my gym do low intensity cardio as they
say more fat is burned with low intensity cardio,
but this seems counter intuitive, what is
your opinion on
Dwane, thank you for your e-mail. This
question pops up frequently in various guises
on Ask Lee , so
it's my pleasure to make you and our Lean
Body Coaching newsletter readers, aware of the
If you exercise at lower
intensity (around 40-50% of your maximum capacity,
is classified as low intensity), then a
greater percentage of fat is burned.
Lower intensity cardio burns around
60% versus around 30-35% from higher intensity
and this is the critical point, the overall
net calories and fat burned is still greater with
high intensity exercise!
For example, let's say,
you exercise for 1 hour at 50% of your maximum
capacity, (low intensity). Depending on the
exercise you choose, you'll burn,
around 400 calories. Using the math from
above, around 60% of those calories burned will be
from fat stores, so approximately 240 calories,
came from stored fat.
Now, let's look how the
numbers pan out for the high intensity option.
Now, we're working at 75% of maximum capacity,
which is considered to be the "high intensity"
During the same time
period, you'll burn around 800 calories. That's
around double, what you would with low intensity.
If we again refer back to our math, we know that
during high intensity exercise, around 35%
comes from fat stores, so 35% of 800 calories
equals 280 calories burned from
So, ultimately, high
intensity exercise wins the day in terms of
burning fat and overall calories.
In addition, while low
intensity cardio is certainly preferable to none
and will indeed burn fat, you'll never be superman
or superwoman fit by plodding along on a treadmill
without pushing yourself. Isn't at least half of
the reason we participate in cardiovascular work
to be fitter, to strive to improve our endurance
levels, to increase our ability to exceed our
Low intensity cardio,
won't reward you with the level of fitness you get
from pushing your body joy to the max. You
Team Labrada Athlete Kelsey
Shows Off The Benefits
generate the elated
feeling from endorphins released when you battle
past your normal aerobic
However, as with all
things, there are caveats. There is a time and a
place for low intensity cardio. It's extremely
useful for those who are starting out, or those
with a lot of weight to lose.
somebody 30lbs + overweight,, going for
broke on a treadmill is an accident waiting to
happen. It's a sure fire way to
increase the probability of an
also a poor choice from a
results perspective, because very unfit or
very overweight individuals simply won't be able
to sustain the exercise long enough to burn a
significant number of calories either. So
under those circumstances, low intensity exercise
certainly make sense, until the individual's
tolerance is increased.
perfect time for low intensity cardio, albeit for
a small minority, is if you're competing in a
physique show of some kind. You're most likely on
a restricted calorie diet, and trying to use all
your energy to power through your resistance
training. Placing the demands of high intensity
cardiovascular work on top of aforementioned may
be a bridge too far for many. So again, everything
has a time and place where it's optimal, and
that's a perfect example.
I'll finish today's "Ask
Lee" with this important footnote. No exercise
will burn fat or help you lose weight if you're
taking in more calories than you burn off. It's
been said before, but it's worth repeating ...you
can't out-train a bad diet.
you're eating 500 calories a day more than you
should be to lose weight, and you burn off 400
calories from your cardio routine, you're still
100 calories over your limit, and you won't lose a
pound of fat irrelevant of whether it's
high or low intensity cardio you
So ultimately, as is
always the case, diet is the most powerful factor
in weight loss. If you have further questions on
that, I suggest you check out our "Goals" section on the website
where we detail what you should be doing for a
variety of different goals, including fat
If you're in need of a
helping hand with your fat loss efforts, then we
have a range of high quality fat loss supplements
in the Labrada store which will help you lean out
via multiple mechanisms. You can read all about
next time, stay healthy and
lean, live lean!
for a Lean Body,
& CEO Of Labrada
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