On this program, you will be doing medium intensity cardio to burn fat. You need to find your personal target heart rate zones for burning the maximum amount of body fat.
All you need to do is measure your resting heart rate. Find your pulse and use the second hand on a watch to count the number of beats in 1 minute.
The best time to get your resting heart rate is after you’ve been sitting down for a while… first thing in the morning as soon as you wake up (without an alarm clock scaring you) is a good
time to measure your resting heart rate. Another good time is right before you go to bed after you've been relaxing and laying down for several minutes.
Once you know your resting heart rate, you need to open your log book and find the worksheet named “Cardio Calculator.” Simply enter your age and resting heart rate into the yellow highlighted cells.
Your personal fat burning zones for cardio will be calculated for you.
Whenever you perform cardio, ensure your heart rate stays within your personal fat burning zones. Medium intensity cardio will make you sweat… so get ready to sweat.
And please remember that cardio also gets blood flowing throughout your body which carries precious nutrients throughout your body. This means cardio helps you recover from your weight lifting workouts as well and will help you to build muscle faster too.