For optimal weight loss results, three elements are key -- Nutrition, Cardio, and resistance training program design. Make sure to check out our Nutrition section. On this page we will discuss the cardiovascular and program design.
Interval training is the 'king of cardio.' Interval training is defined as "an exercise and training program in which each session consists of periods of intense exertion alternating with periods of rest or lighter exertion" according to Dictionary.com. Most people guess at how hard to go... "I run for a few then walk for a few." Other places theorize that using the Karvonen Formula for finding your heart rate zones is actually accurate... Click Here for a review article published in the Journal of Exercise Physiology Online talking about the history of the Karvonen Formula while concluding that there is no accurate formula.
Here at JRT Fit, we like to take the guesswork out. Our cardio testing can be a powerful tool. We strap you to a heart rate monitor and in a slow and steady fashion, we increase your difficulty until we have found your heart rate zones 1-4. Then we send you cardio sheets based on our findings, helping you optimize your cardio workouts.
Whether choosing HIIT, Tabata, Glygogen Depletion, or another fat burning workout, exercise program choice will make a huge difference in aiding in someone's weight loss goals (it's not just 80/20 like everyone always though!). Our trainers are specially trained to custom design your program based on your JRT Fit score, and what your specific goals are.
Either way we will focus on maximizing your lean endurance muscle (type IIa), which offers the most benefits in everyday life, while preventing bulking up. Type IIa muscle fibers are known as FOG -- Fast Oxidative Glycolytic... in English that means that they are fast twitch fibers (twitch around 60 times per second), and use both glycogen (sugars) and oxidative (fat burning) pathways. Using your stored sugars will ensure that the next carbohydrates you eat will not store in your fat cells. Glycolysis also create pyruvic acid, which helps start the fat break down process with the help of oxygen.