Originally Posted by Englandmj7
Sprinting is great cardio and certainly will whip your butt into shape, but as someone else stated, lower-intensity (than simply sprinting) workouts for a prolonged period are generally better for burning fat.http://www.lifescript.com/channels/d...eight_loss.asp
Try riding the fitness bike for 40-50 minutes or running on the treadmill at around 6 mph for 45 minutes or so. You will definitely notice the difference in a few weeks.
Please never take cardio advice from a website that has a headline "How to get a tighter tush"
As the article said excessive eating was possibly the reason for the difference.
Low-intensity cardio is easier and will help shed fat. But, for those of you that have run a non-competitive marathon, remember all the fat people that finished it...even a guy in a gorilla suit ran (though I heard he was in bad shape after downing a couple mimosas mid-race) the last one I entered. It's quite easy to do low intensity cardio and be fat and stay fat. I would only recommend low intensity cardio to someone so out of shape that they could not do high intensity.
Rarely do you see a fat person run 8 timed 400s.
Sprinting is harder and more difficult but fat loss is dramatic and muscle mass is usually better preserved. I will never do low-intensity cardio for my summer slim-down again.