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The Magic Formula For Fat-Burning Success

Feb 26 2015 - 12:50am

When there's a big event on the horizon, getting in shape can sometimes feel like a sprint to the finish line. Bottom line: there's no quick way to make the pounds melt away, but this formula from Barry's Bootcamp [1] can definitely help to speed up the process. "The key to burning fat is interval training on the treadmill," says Alycia Stevenin, a trainer at Barry's Bootcamp NYC. "If you bring the heart rate up and down for short periods of time, that will put you in your optimal fat-burning zone."

Instead of fussing with complicated treadmill workouts, Alycia keeps it simple with this easy interval routine: 30 seconds of walking followed by 30 seconds of all-out sprinting, then repeat. While you can choose to keep this up for a full 30 minutes, Alycia recommends maximizing your body's calorie-burning potential by adding strength training to your workout. Using her simple interval routine, perform four minutes on the treadmill, followed by one minute of a basic strength-training move [2] — think push-ups, squats, or lunges. Repeat this six to eight times, and you'll swear that you can feel your metabolism surging!

 


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