I’ve been fortunate to lose 7kg of fat in 6 weeks. Although last week, I lost less than 1kg in a week and I believe it was due to the lack of cardio activity that I was doing. So I want to prioritise the amount of cardio that I do as a part of my daily routine. I had noticed that a minimum of 20 minutes of activity was enough to get some results. However, I am now aiming to commit to 40 minutes to 1 hour a day to get my body as lean as it can be.
The key to getting better results is to maintain a high-intensity for the time period in which cardio is being done. At the moment, I am focusing on 7 minutes per kilometre, which isn’t fast, but is enough to get my heart rate up and that will allow me to burn over 400 calories in a 40-minute run.
In the past, I had run at 5 minutes per km pace, which torched the fat off my body. My best performance saw me maintain this pace for an hour session.
It is ideal to do enough activity to get your body to burn fat and to trigger afterburn, so your body continues to burn body fat for the rest of the day.
I would ideally like to get to the point where my cardio activity will allow me to burn up to 1000 calories a day. However, I know that I need to build my body’s conditioning to maintain the speed that is needed on the treadmill for 40-60 minutes.
Even if it isn’t a workout day, I think it would be good to commit to some kind of daily movement for 40-60 minutes. Whether that is doing cardio at the gym, playing a team sport, or doing a physical recreation activity.
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