In the fat burning game, not all fat is created equal. And if you’re trying to lose belly fat you just know is hiding a six-pack, stomach fat is a particularly stubborn beast. But there is no place for fear.
Study research shows that one workout is particularly adept at burning off belly—aka visceral—fat. Visceral fat is not only a pain in the butt, it’s also extremely unhealthy since it’s located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds several important organs. So researchers looked into how certain types of workout can help you to lose belly fat at this particular area.
In one Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness‘s study, all participants were practicing 4 workouts a week. The workout contains various types of exercise. One group did four steady-state cardio and strength workouts, while another group did two steady-state workouts and two high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts.
Turns out HIIT is the winner!
The members of HIIT group not only lost more weight overall, but they also lost more inches from their waistline, showing a significant reduction in visceral fat, compared with the group that stuck to the steady-state gym routine. Also, the HIIT group saw an increase in cardiorespiratory fitness, while the other group had not that successful.
The fact that the HIIT workouts are more intensive, but short workouts, makes them better in burning fat. They push your body to the limit and on that way they are burning the most unshakable fat. So, are you ready to HIIT it hard?
Lose belly fat and find the joy in the intensive workouts. Via: WomensHealthMag.com