During the cold weather months I started thinking about reducing my miles on the bike and upping the intensity. This leads to either doing intervals or shorter rides with a higher percentage of effort versus max capability. I like it.
I can’t speak for every word in this article but what it generally says has matched my findings.
Here’s what you need to know…
• Ironically, spending 20 hours a week in the “fat burning zone” leads to very little fat loss and a lot of muscle loss. The result? Looking like a flabby runner.
• Steady state cardio should be reserved for endurance athletes, not for those seeking fat loss and awesome body composition. Physique competitors don’t even need traditional long-duration cardio.
• Metabolic interval training can be made even better with advanced work-to-recovery ratios and a few select tools.
Follow the link and let me know what you think.