According to the Sydney Morning Herald, researchers from the University of New South Wales, have spent the last decade looking for a way to obtain the maximum fat loss with the least amount of effort. Reportedly, by doing sprint training for 60 minutes a week, "burns the same amount of body fat in men as jogging for seven hours a week."
As part of the program, participants sprinted on an exercise bike for eight seconds, and raised their heart rate to between 80 per cent and 90 per cent of its maximum rate, followed by 12 seconds of slow peddling.
''In three 20 minute sessions a week, they're only working hard for eight minutes,'' he said.
Participants lost mainly visceral fat, adipose tissue which surrounds internal organs and is linked to cardiovascular disease risk, and reduced their waist circumference.
Previous studies revealed similar results for women, he said.
A control group of participants, who did no exercise, lost no weight during the study.
|The Top 10 Psychology Studies of 2010|
|"If cravings are running your life, try playing Tetris."|
|Trusting People Make Better Lie Detectors|
|The Milky Way's Chromoscope|
|TED-Ed Explains Where Genes Come From|
|“Long live the instant gratification economy—and the increasingly sophisticated technology that’s enabling it.”|
|“The prospects and future of AI.”|
|“The robot age is nothing to be worried about.”|
|Japanese Robot Serves Ice Cream From Inside a Vending Machine|
|How to Avoid Jury Duty|
|Why, Typewriters Are Alive and Well, Thank you|
|CaptchaTweet: Write Tweets in Captcha Form|
|The (Very Scary) People of Public Transit|
|“Authoritarianism depends upon people getting used to hearing the things that they want to hear.”|
|“When people think you are crazy, that’s nice, because it allows you to think differently.”|
|“Rejuvenation is Finally an Industry.”|
|“Robots are key to a new wave of local agriculture.”|