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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Minutes Of Intense Exercise Cuts Work Out Time In Half

Will not help.
Researchers show that exercisers can burn as many as 200 calories in only 2.5 minutes by incorporating sprint interval training, dramatically cutting the time needed for a work-out.

In this new study conducted by a team from the University of Colorado Anschultz Medical Campus and Colorado State University, researchers compared volunteers' energy disbursement on two separate days, one on which they completed a sprint interval workout on a stationary bicycle. Conclusions showed a slight increase in the amount of calories that were burned on workout day, regardless of the short amount of time spent doing authentic strenuous exercise.
Food energy is measured in kcal or kilocalories.

A kilocalorie or Calorie is 1000 calories.

Note the capital "C."

That is how you tell one from another.

On average one burns 100 Calories traveling 1 mile on foot.

On average one burns about 29 Calories traveling one mile on a bike.

To burn 200 Calories in 2.5 minutes, one would have to ride a bike about 7 miles or at a speed of 2.8 miles per minute. This is 168 miles per hour.

No way.

200 calories is an absolutely negligible amount to burn.

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