Fat Burning vs. Cardio

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    Feb 17, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    I've been trying to do more cardio machines, and have seen that almost all of them have a Fat Burning option which usually is a lower pace and keeps your heart-rate lower.

    What is the difference between doing something that is Fat Burning or Cardio? And what are the pros and cons of each?
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    Feb 17, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    WildCuddler saidI've been trying to do more cardio machines, and have seen that almost all of them have a Fat Burning option which usually is a lower pace and keeps your heart-rate lower.

    What is the difference between doing something that is Fat Burning or Cardio? And what are the pros and cons of each?


    fat burning is allegdly a slower trundle as you dont want to expel your energy before the body has had chance to metabolise the fat. Think marathon to sprint.

    But then you look at issues like HIIT short sharp sprints with recovery in between. The whole fat burning zone is a load of garbage developed for the Jane Fonda brigade mentality of "run fat boy run"

    Burn your fat in the kitchen and use the gym to work the muscles hard and to retain them. If you still feel the urge to run do it for what its worth ie enjoyment and dont over analyse it as it makes insignificant diference whether you are in a zone or not as you burn calories and burning calories burns fat period.
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    Feb 18, 2008 1:23 AM GMT
    Yep.

    Intervals are vastly more effective in metabolic activation.