If you want to lose fat and not muscle, speed up your metabolism, and improve your conditioning, then you want to do high-intensity interval training.

If your goal is to get or stay lean and maintain your cardiovascular health, you don’t have to grind out a single long session of grueling cardio.

Ever.

That’s right…

  • No boring jogs.
  • No droning away on one of the hamster wheels in the gym.
  • No sacrificing hours and hours every week.

In fact, if you know what you’re doing (and you will by the end of this episode), you can get a lot more out of doing a lot less cardio than you think.

If you know what you’re doing with your diet, you don’t need to exercise more than 4 to 6 hours per week to get as lean as you’d like.

Yup, just 3 to 5 hours of weightlifting and 1 to 2 hours of cardio per week is more than enough.

So, in this episode, I’m going to explain 5 reasons why high-interval intensity training is my cardio of choice and almost a bit of a “secret weapon” for getting and staying lean.

References

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11219499

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20473222

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21113312

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19387377

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8933495

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9007451

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9134360

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10331896

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12442351

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11219499

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