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Bodybuilding and Fitness Newsletter 3/23/2022

How To Burn More Fat

Common knowledge says that the longer you exercise, the more efficient your body becomes at burning fat. Regular aerobic exercise, for example, stimulates oxidative enzymes in portions of the cell where fat is burned. The greater the cellular-enzyme activity, the more efficient you become at fat burning. This explains why athletes can tap into stored fat more rapidly compared to their untrained brethren.

We know that this more-rapid fat burning occurs during low-to-moderate-intensity exercise, but what about higher-intensity exercise, including weight training? Does regular exercise provide a spillover effect, allowing one to also burn more fat during other types of exercise besides aerobics? To study if this effect occurs, scientists compared six endurance athletes with six untrained men during 30 minutes of exercise at 80% of VO2Max (an individual's maximum capacity to use oxygen). As expected, results showed more efficient fat burning in the athletic group.

But more interesting findings occurred when the researchers broke down the courses of increased fat burning among the athletes. They burned 50% more fat during the same amount of exercise compared to the untrained men, with the fat emanating from peripheral stores. An additional source of fat was that stored directly in muscle (intramuscular fat). Here, the athletes burned three times more fat compared to the untrained group.

The obvious conclusion is that regular aerobic training appears to increase the efficiency of fat burning to an extent great enough to permit increased fat burring even during higher-intensity exercise.

Is there a limit to exercise-induced fat burning? Past research show that the higher the intensity of exercise, the more the body relies on rapidly available energy sources, such as carbohydrates. This has important implications for bodybuilders following low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets.

Proponents of such diets say that a metabolic conversion occurs after a short time, wherein the body switches from a reliance on carbohydrates to fat as a fuel source. This would allow one to tap into fat stores during any type of exercise.

Initially, this appears to make sense, but not considered is the inherent ability of the body to utilize fat efficiently during high-intensity exercise. Much of this has to do with the structure of various fats. The body has limitations in converting longer-chain fatty acids into rapidly available energy sources.

This is significant because body fat itself is a long-chain fat. A recent study examined the body's capacity to use fat as an energy source during high-intensity exercise. It was found that limitations do indeed exist in the rate of entry of long-chain fatty acids into the cell mitochondria, particularly when exercise intensity increases from 40% to 80% of VO2Max. The study also confirmed that medium-chain fatty acids are more readily burned during high-intensity exercise.

The primary point of all this is that you need some carbohydrates to provide fuel during high-intensity exercise. In addition, carbohydrates are needed to burn fat during exercise, thus explaining the exercise physiology adage "fat burns in a flame of carbohydrates." On the other hand, large amounts of carbohydrates, such as the quantity suggested for endurance athletes, will nullify much of the exercise-induced fat burning.

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