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We, living in this modernized world are highly competitive-running a never ending rate race. Most of us are heating up chairs all day just to cover the career goals where people hardly pay any attention on the importance of exercises for health. In a society like that, sparing some extra time on working-out is encouraged in order to keep people healthy and relaxed.
While hitting the gym daily and working hard to prepare your body for the next beach session with all fit abs and an attractive figure, have you ever wondered as to whether there can be a considerable loss of muscle bulk while burning fat?
Unfortunately, according to latest facts and figures, most of us while targeting on a six pack are unknowingly, facing the worst nightmare of life-losing the hard earned muscle mass.
Warming up and cooling down are two MUSTs to be carried out during a work-out. Warming up, at the very beginning prepares our body for strenuous exercises which are on the way, whereas cooling down, will get our body back to its normal pace, at the end of the session. Light cardio and stretching exercises are the most important ones used by gym professionals, in order to reach the desired efficiency and yes, from this article we will discuss this matter on cardio exercises, which can possibly be carried out in an optimal manner, while aiming for a maximal reduction of muscle loss.
Cardio can be little tiring, yet a powerful tool when aiming for a healthy fat loss. It also creates an energy deficit in our metabolism which significantly reduces the amount of food, needed. But, the negative point lies in the fact that excess cardio without any proper regulation can end you up in a considerable loss of muscle bulk. It can decrease the overall muscle mass, thus giving out a wasted appearance to your body.
Optimization of cardio regimen
Cardio must always be carried out in a style which targets on a maximal break-down of fat for energy while sparing the muscle mass and that is where the need for HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) arises.
This special tactic involves 20 minutes of cardio comprising of,
- Short high-intensity period
- Moderate low-intensity period
- Cooling-down phase
Swinging between high and low intensity phases will keep your body in a ‘fat-burning mode’ without burning carbohydrates or proteins for energy. Several research studies have shown that, HIIT is highly effective on optimal fitness which burns fat up to 50% more efficiently than low intensity cardio-which is definitely a plus point!
However, sweating behind all these hard work would go down the drain, if you practice wrong techniques without any proper guidance. So, always stick to a professional and work-out in a manner where you gain the maximum benefits while working the least-
Because WISE MEN work SMART not HARD!!