Interval training is the most effective way to burn calories. With short bursts of intense exercise you burn more calories quickly and make your heart stronger/more efficient than doing longer bouts of steady cardio. Your heart is challenged to become more efficient as this type of training will spike your heart rate higher and force it to recover quicker to do the next set of intervals.
When you combine this with a good meal plan and track the intensity of your workouts you can shred weight quickly. Plus interval training will make your workouts more interesting. With 30 to 60 seconds of work you get to put forth your maximal effort for a short period of time. Then you get to rest. It becomes easier to maintain interest in this type of workout as you don’t have to focus or concentrate on the workout for such long periods of time.
Doing steady, longer cardio sessions or weight training are both great for your health. They will help you stay in shape and maintain your strength. However, if you are looking for the best and quickest way to lose weight and burn calories then interval training wins hands down!
About the Author: Alex K is an online Fitness Professional providing health and wellness to the world through his online workout program Cardio Blast. Members of www.Cardioblast.com receive new cardio workouts every week, strength training programs, 50 page meal plan, fitness tracking and personal training included with their membership.