HIIT VS. STEADY STATE CARDIO | What Is The Best Cardio To Burn Calories?
Have you ever wondered which cardio exercises are best for burning off extra body fat? Is walking (low intensity) better or running (high intensity) better for burning body fat?
Well, both low and high-intensity exercises will help you burn off body fat. The question is which is more effective and burns more body fat. There is a lot of debate regarding which type of cardio burns the most calories. The truth and the matter is nothing beats steady-state cardio.
Longer and steady paced sessions will always beat shorter bursts of training. Doing at least 1-2 hours of steady-state cardio daily will train your body to become a fat-burning machine. That’s a fact.
You don’t have to go hard during your cardio session to where you feel like you’re dying. Each session should be enjoyable and mentally fulfilling.
Don’t get me wrong! I’m not saying to train lazy with no intensity whatsoever. You have to push yourself to get your heart rate up to a manageable rate. Finding a pace that puts you in a great zone to burn calories for a sustained amount of time isn’t hard and requires no scientific formula.
You can use what’s known as the rate of perceived exertion to gauge where you are on the hard scale of your training. You can read more about RPE here.
I need you to dust off your pedometer and get to stepping. If you are not able to walk due to injuries, then sit and move. Try this quick workout and see how you do.
Let me know in the comments if you agree or disagree and why.
Let’s do this!