20 Jul Did you Know?
Sweat is your body’s way of regulating your rising temperature, not
a clear sign of increased calorie burn or an intense workout. “In
the sauna, you’ll sweat buckets, but you aren’t burning fat,” says
Brad Schoenfeld, certified strength and conditioning specialist and
author of The 28-Day Body Shape over (Human Kinetics, 2005). “The
the best indicator of calorie burn is either heart rate or Rate of
Perceived Exertion.” RPE is a self-reported scale that determines
intensity; it ranges from 1 (complete rest) to 10 (maximum effort).
High-intensity exercise- such as interval training-increases your
heart rate, which equals more fat burn. So, don’t aim solely for a
sweaty workout. Go for an intense one.