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Low Intensity Exercises more Beneficial for Fat Loss Program

Recent Studies has shown that Low Intensity Exercises which delivers VO2 max at 50% is more beneficial for fat loss program than High Intensity exercises which deliver VO2 Max at 80%-120%.

Low Intensity Excersies include walking, aerobics, weight training with more reps.

High Intensity Excerises include  running and cycling .

The Reason:

Increased Vo2 max causes increased carbohydrate breakdown for energy production but does not cause fat burning. Reduced Vo2 max causes increased fat burning. The fatty acid concentration in the blood only reaches very high levels when the intensity of the exercises is low (50% of Vo2 max) and long duration is sufficient. At Vo2 max of 50% the fatty acid oxidation rate is 250 kcal /min, at 80% Vo2 max it is 200 kcal/min and at 100% Vo2 max the rate is 25kcal /min.

For example If you want to loose weight, walking for 45mins is more beneficial than endurance exercises for 10min.

What is Vo2 max?

VO2 max (also maximal oxygen consumption, maximal oxygen uptake or aerobic capacity) is the maximum capacity of an individual’s body to transport and utilize oxygen during incremental exercise , which reflects the physical fitness of the individual.

Read about VO2 max from wikipedia to know more.

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One Response to “Low Intensity Exercises more Beneficial for Fat Loss Program”

  1. Which recent studies are you referring to? I am interested in the subject as well and have not yet heard that low-intensity exercises have been declared “more beneficial” than high-intensity sessions and would appreciate more details.


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