Thursday, December 19, 2013

Best Exercises To Lose The Spare Tyre And Get Rid Of Your Love Handles

If you want to lose the spare tyre, or get rid of your love handles you need a combination of a good diet and exercise. A good diet is important to reduce your calorie intake, but exercise is very important to get rid of your spare tyre and love handles as you need to burn calories to lose weight. The question is what sort of exercise is the best to lose your spare tyre?

I will show you two types of exercises, aerobic and anaerobic exercise, that you can follow to get rid of your spare tyre, and I will explain why one type of exercise workout will help you lose your love handles quicker than the other type of exercise.

To burn the highest percentage of fat you need aerobic exercise.

Studies have shown that aerobic exercise will burn the highest percentage of fat. Aerobic exercise is low intensity training over extended periods of time. Your heart rate must be in the range of 60% to 70% of your maximum heart rate threshold. To calculate your maximum heart rate threshold, take your age away from 220. For example if you are 40 years of age, your maximum heart rate threshold is 180. This is an approximate figure for the average person. If you train within the low intensity heart rate zone, your body is able to efficiently draw on fat reserves and combine this fuel source with oxygen to fuel your workout.

However, if you undertake prolonged low intensity cardio sessions, your body can start to use muscle to fuel your workout which is counter productive. So lets consider anaerobic exercise.

To burn the greatest amount of fat you need anaerobic exercise.

Anaerobic exercise is high intensity. High intensity exercise forces your body to use fuel faster than the low intensity exercise, so fast in fact that oxygen is no longer able to be used. Therefore, internal stores of glycogen are called on to provide the fuel source. Interval training is a form of high intensity exercise. The idea is to increase your heart rate quickly to 75% to 85% of your maximum heart rate threshold for short periods of time, with recovery periods to allow you to repeat the high intensity exercise a number of times. If you didn't include the recovery periods, your body would produce too much lactic acid, a by product of the intense exercise, causing pain in the muscles.

The benefit of anaerobic exercise when it comes to losing your spare tyre is that it burns a greater amount of fat reserves. The percentage of fat being burned may be lower than aerobic exercise, but the total amount of fat being burned off your love handles is greater, so you ultimately burn more fat and lose more weight.

Therefore the best exercise to lose your spare tyre and get rid of those love handles quickly is anaerobic interval training. Interval training is great if you don't have much time to workout as it is a lot quicker than low intensity cardio exercise.

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