For years, we’ve been taught that the more we exercise, the more calories we’ll burn.  And if you’ve ever gotten into the cycle of eating less and exercising more and have not seen the weight loss results you were expecting, then you may have realized that something was not right with this strategy.

The trouble with exercising more, and especially when it comes to aerobic exercise, is that the more we do, the more likely we’ll begin to burn muscle mass versus fat.  In fact, during a long run or bike ride, we may burn fat, but during down time, we burn sugar.  Just as importantly, our levels of growth hormone and even testosterone drop while we’re at rest, which can lead to:

  • Decreases in muscle mass and strength
  • Fat accumulation
  • Accelerated aging
  • Slower metabolism
  • Low energy

And so to reverse this trend, we want to burn sugar during exercise and burn fat while at rest, which will also increase our levels of growth hormone.  How do we do this?   By using short bursts of intense exercise that put us in a temporary anaerobic state.  And by using resistance training with or without high intensity bursts to maintain muscle mass.

The HGH Producer goes more in depth about how and why high intensity interval training (HIIT) is so beneficial for fat burning.  And for only a fraction of the time you’re probably spending in the gym, you can experience more dramatic results.   Download the HGH Producer here and learn how to begin today.

Resources for learning more about high intensity interval training and resistance training:

The 20-minute Workout 

Aerobic Fat Burning Zone Myth and True Fat Burning Exercise

Body by Science:  A Research Based Program for Strength Training, Body Building, and Complete Fitness in 12 Minutes a Week

As always, see your primary care physician (not Dr. Harper) before starting any kind of exercise routine to ensure that your physician does not find any contraindications to your ability to exercise safely without health risks.

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