In this podcast, we’re going to talk about the “fat burning zone,” which is something you’ve probably heard about many times. 

When I first got into fitness, I read that if you’re doing cardio to lose fat, you better be doing it in the “fat burning zone.” If you don’t, proponents claim, your cardio is going to be a lot less effective, or maybe even completely ineffective. You’ll simply end up burning through the glycogen in your muscles or the carbs in your blood, leaving your body fat untouched and unscathed. 

This idea has stood the test of time, too. It’s been around for at least 50 years now, and many people think the fat burning zone is the ticket to losing weight.

As you’re going to learn in this podcast, the fat burning zone is largely a myth. Lower-intensity cardio that burns a larger proportion of fat isn’t necessarily better than higher-intensity exercise when it comes to overall fat loss. That doesn’t mean you have to do a lot of high-intensity cardio either, though. Find out why by listening to this episode!

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Timestamps:

3:57 – What is the fat burning zone?                            

9:57 – What’s wrong with the fat burning zone idea?                           

15:19 – What’s the best kind of cardio for burning fat?                        

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