High-intensity burst workouts do not burn fat

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) does not translate to weight loss, according to researchers at The University of Sydney.

The study, published in the Journal of Obesity, found that HITT delivered benefits such as increased fitness, but it did not have a “fat furnace” effect on overweight participants. They found regular endurance aerobic exercise produced better results.

“Forget the claims that HIIT workouts can whip overweight people into shape in less time than regular aerobic exercise,” said lead researcher Shelley Keating. “It’s more efficient to workout regularly at a continuous intensity to achieve a fat loss goal.”

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