You want to "lose my love handles" and you were wondering if running for weight loss is any good or a waste of your time. Well, the answer is, yes, running is good for weight loss IF you do not make a COMMON MISTAKE . Read the rest of this article to find out how to run to maximize weight loss while avoiding that 1 big mistake.
Lose My Love Handles With Running?
First things first, most people make a huge mistake when it comes to running which pretty much makes it a big waste of time for them. If you run at a "STEADY STATE", meaning … you run at the same speed the whole time, then you're wasting a lot of your time running.
It's not an efficient way to lose weight doing it that way. When you run like that, you burn calories while running, but once you stop … YOU'RE DONE burning calories at a faster rate.
Considering all the time devoted to running, this is not an efficient use of time.
Here's what you need to do instead to lose your love handles and burn off tons of calories and fat. You use HIIT . This stands for high intensity interval training.
So what you do is run at different speeds … and you can even walk.
You need to run at a very fast speed with high intensity. This does not work unless you do that. Then you follow up that interval with a slower interval. Either slow jogging or walking.
Keep repeating this sequence. Fast running followed by slow jogging / walking.
For the fast running, you only need to run hard for 10 seconds. Then you can walk or jog for 30 seconds. I recommend you do this non-stop for 6 minutes.
After 6 minutes it up, stop and drink some water for 2 minutes.
For best results, repeat this 3 more times. So you do about 24 minutes of exercising total. That's it. BYE-BYE love handles due to the "AFTERBURN" effect of rapid calorie-burning for up to 18 hours after the HIIT running session.