3/10 Top Reason to Drop Cardio for HIIT

3/10 Specifically Targets Stomach Fat


Yes, we all know that you can’t target fat loss per se. However, that’s not what we’re talking about here.

Doing situps isn’t going to target belly fat. However, there are things you can do that will change the way you store and mobilize fat. The way you store fat is determined by many factors – genetics and hormones being two big ones. The type of exercise you do affects your hormone profile.

Doing HIIT can create a metabolic environment that stimulates a higher proportional release of abdominal fat. You still lose fat all over, but a higher proportion comes off in the midsection.

High-intensity interval exercise three times per week for 15 weeks was compared to the same frequency of steady-state exercise, and only HIIT produced significant reductions in total body fat, subcutaneous leg and trunk fat, and insulin resistance [3].

Add to this clever changes to your food choices and you will set yourself up for great losses in belly fat. While abdominal exercises won’t burn fat off your belly – avoiding certain foods and adding others can and will make a big difference to your body shape.

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