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A study based on 36 relatively fit runners published in the "Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research" in October demonstrated that determination of a person's exact fat-burning zone may only be performed in a laboratory.

In this study, significant overlap between the fat burning and cardio zones existed, indicating that a person working within 60 and 80 percent of maximal heart rate is likely to be maximizing fat oxidation.

Unless you are training for a figure or body building competition where working in the fat-burning zone exclusively helps you preserve every bit of lean body mass, it is best to focus on improving fitness and calorie burn with varying levels of intensity.

If you choose to work in the lower range of the cardio zone—the fat-burning zone—be prepared to work out longer to burn enough calories to affect weight loss.

Incorporating high cardio and lower cardio zone exercise into a workout routine will offer the most aerobic and weight loss benefit. Video of the Day. Fat Burning Heart Rates for Men. How to Calculate a Working Heart Rate. To find maximal heart rate, subtract your age from The fat burning and cardio zones are defined as a percentage of this maximal heart rate.

A heart-rate zone that improves cardiovascular fitness is defined as between 55 and 80 percent of maximum heart rate, according to The American College of Exercise. A less-conditioned individual may see benefits to her heart health at the lower levels of this recommended zone while an athlete needs to work at a higher intensity to improve fitness.

The fat-burning zone occurs at the lower end of the cardio zone—between 55 and 70 percent of maximum heart rate.

When working at this intensity, a greater percentage of calories burned comes from stored fat. Working anywhere within the cardio zone will improve cardio fitness and burn calories. The benefit of working in the fat-burning zone is that you target stored fat and thus encourage weight loss. I decided to try out the 5-day box for one month and see what kind of results I get! Highly recommend and have actually recommended to a couple friends already!

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