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Fat Burning Zone Debuts on Globe and Mail

Thursday, August 12, 2010 Posted by Peter Janiszewski, PhD

I had previously discussed the myth of the fat burning zone, or the notion that to maximize fat loss one should exercise at a low intensity.

Recently, our friend and Jockology columnist for the Globe and Mail, Alex Hutchinson sought to answer the following question:

"How hard should I exercise if I want to lose weight?"

While Alex's take on the fat burning zone is spot on (as usual) I really like the PDF diagram accompanying the column (based on my original post on Obesity Panacea).

I think this should be printed by all those who work at gyms and posted somewhere for all their members to see.


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1 Response to "Fat Burning Zone Debuts on Globe and Mail"

  1. Seven Crows Said,

    This is really helpful. I don't know why every explanation I have read has confused me about what my target should be. Now I can at least make a good estimated guess of where I should be aiming. ~Thanks for posting.

    Posted on August 13, 2010 at 8:10 AM


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