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Interval Training & Weight Loss

Posted Nov 17 2008 9:11pm

I came across this new report that investigates a unique protocol for fat loss.  Researchers had two groups of overweight women perform different cycling routines.  The first group cycled for 40 minutes at a regular, continuous pace 3 times per week.  The other group performed a 20 minute workout (also three times per week), that consisted of 8 seconds of cycle sprinting, followed by 12 seconds of cycling lightly.  Subjects kept repeating this pattern for the full 20 minutes.

The researchers reported that the interval training group lost 3 times as much fat as the regular group.  It does not say how much weight was lost, but this is still a big difference across groups. 

I am trying to get more details on this study, but in the meantime it is very thought-provoking.

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