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Fat Burning-Long Duration Low Intensity VS Short Duration High Intensity | Fitness Resources
By Mark Mayes Cert. Health Fitness Specialist What is the best way to burn fat low intensity for a long time or high intensity for a shorter time? This has been an area of controversy and misconception for a long time. Mainly because the two concepts are not fully explained. Lets start at the beginning as to why these concepts are used. The human body is a very complex machine and just like any other machine it needs fuel to perform activities. The types of fuel the body uses are fat, carbohydrates and proteins. The body uses each fuel differently and each one is an important part for proper function of the body. Fat is not as bad as it is made out to be, it is needed by many systems of the body and it is a high-octane fuel source. Fat gives the body the biggest bang for the buck when it comes to energy production. Fat is a slow burning fuel that produces large amounts of energy, where as carbohydrates and proteins are faster burning fuels with less energy produced. The problem is