Sprinting, Not Jogging, Sheds More Belly Fat, | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Sprinting, not jogging, helps men lose harmful belly fat faster.  Eight-second bursts of sprinting on an exercise bike repeated intermittently for 20 minutes, 3 times per week,  helped overweight men lose 4 pounds of body fat over 12 weeks.

My comment: this data contradicts previous data supporting the notion that longer duration not higher intensity exercise is more efficient & effective at weight loss.  The sprinting described was part of a 2o minute exercise program (8 s sprint, 12 s recovery).  Interestingly the investigators had subjects sprint to achieve a heart rate which was 80 - 90% of their maximum predicted heart rate, which would qualify as higher but not highest intensity exercise.