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Proper Sprinting and Warm-Up Techniques to Optimize Your Workout and Avoid Injury

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  • A recent study found 8-second bursts of sprinting followed by 12-second recovery phases for a total of 20 minutes, three times a week, helped men lose as much as four pounds of visceral belly fat in just three months. This is the type of fat associated with heart disease
  • Using aerobic exercise, such as continuous jogging, you need to exercise 7 hours per week for 14 weeks to produce a similar decrease in visceral fat
  • Benefits of high intensity interval training include improving insulin sensitivity, virtually eliminating type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and optimizing cholesterol ratios when combined with proper diet. It also naturally boosts your HGH levels, increases aerobic capacity and boosts fat metabolism
  • See video demonstration of proper sprinting technique and recommended stretches to prevent injury

By Dr. Mercola

If you want to lose belly fat faster, give up that daily jog and sprint instead, a new study found. That's right—sprinting in short, 8-second bursts followed by a 12-second recovery phase for a total of 20 minutes, three times a week, helped men lose as much four pounds of belly fat in just 12 weeks.

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