Workout Tips

Giving Steady-State Cardio A Pass

If you truly want to turn your body into a fat-fighting machine, high-intensity may be your best bet.



Walk in to any gym today and you’ll see cardio row being used the same way it was in 1980. Treadmills set to 3.5 mph, maybe with a slight incline, timers approaching 45 minutes with nary a sweat broken on the brow of any of these willful walkers.

Burn More Fat

Despite the overwhelming evidence in favor of high-intensity interval training for fat-burning, folks still choose to “speed” walk for longer bouts with as much regularity as ever. It’s easier, sure, but those who truly want to get lean may want to consider at least occasionally cranking up the intensity. Still not convinced? We’ll let the research do the talking.