Question by J: Does the Tabata excersie technique work? How long does it take to burn fat?
I have heard a lot about the tabata technique. Though does it work. How does it actually work and will it help me burn fat. I just don’t want to lose fat from my stomach I want to lose fat from my body overall.

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Answer by ClickMaster
It works for what it was designed for which was training the Japanese swim team for strength and endurance…general fitness. But, it you are looking at it for fat loss, you have to look at your diet first. Here’s why.

Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.

Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are speed walking, biking, swimming, and ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn.

Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, abandoning gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.

Any exercise will burn calories but no exercise will burn fat unless your diet allows it. You can burn fat in your sleep or you can run all day and never burn any fat. It all depends on your diet.

Fat loss is determined by calorie control, not by exercise. Good exercises for burning calories are speed walking, biking, swimming, and ANY other physical activity which makes you move a lot of weight for a long time. But NO exercise is good for burning fat if you eat too many calories because you can always eat more calories than you can burn.

Too many people waste energy and time because they do not understand this one simple point. The result is too often giving up in frustration, abandoning gym memberships they continue to pay for, and many other unnecessary problems not the least of which is a lack of success.

An average person must walk about five miles every day of the week to burn the calories equivalent to a pound of body fat. So, unless you think walking about five miles a day (or doing an equivalent amount of exercise) with no guarantee of fat loss makes sense, focus your fat loss program on diet.

Diet for fat loss. Exercise for fitness.

Tabata and other forms of HIIT, SIT, and HIT all work by cleaving massive amount of glycogen from the muscles with intense anaerobic exercise. Personally, I prefer this method —> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVhhbC51_3k&feature=related which is the super slow high intensity resistance training (HIT). There are numerous benefits as follows.

• Stronger bones & increased mineral density (osteoporosis protection)
• Stronger body & musculature (improved protection from injury)
• More robust organic and systemic fitness (more survivable in crisis)
• Improved cardio-vascular function (better than “cardio”)
• Higher basal metabolic rate (~5-50 cal/day/pound of muscle)
• Easier fat loss (more efficient lipid consumption)
• Greater calorie consumption (prolonged afterburn)
• Supports body sculpting (hypertrophy)
• Slows natural loss of muscle mass (sarcopenia) over age 30
• Minimal wear & tear

If you need more info, check into this book –> http://www.bodybyscience.net/home.html/?page_id=18

Good luck and good health!!

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