Q&A Episode 1: How long should I exercise to burn fat?

You are curious. We are wise. That’s why we’re starting off our weekly Q&A sessions. Every week we’ll pick the best question and make a video out of it. Watch this week’s episode:

The duration and frequency of exercise for fat burning depends on 3 things:

  • Your current fitness level
  • The kinds of exercises performed
  • The intensity of these workouts

Beginners need more recovery time in between exercises, but as they develop and become stronger, they can exercise more frequently.  More intense and heavy training will tire your muscles and deplete their fuel stores, which we call glycogen. Your muscles need time to replenish their stores of glycogen in order to function properly again.

Rest, or light training in between the more intense ones will help replenish our muscles with glycogen. A period of 48 hours is usually enough for recovery.  Exercises can be as often as 2-3 times a day, 5-10 minutes each or can be combined into one 30-minute workout.

Some activities that you do every day can also help you lose additional calories!

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- Mike & Kat