Zone Training -or- "Maybe I'm not as clever as I thought I was"
Zone training- I kind of thought it was a crock. Why on Earth would my body burn more fat at a lower heart rate? How could I possibly get better results from walking fast for half an hour than running 2 sub 10-minute miles?
Well, for s's and g's I tried the "Fat Burner" program on the treadmill for half an hour today. was absolutely ravenously hungry when I finished. Had a small meal (turkey sandwich on whole wheat with veggies), half an hour later my stomach is still burning hungry. Had a banana and a small bowl of cereal, went to bed. Woke up 4 hours later and my gut still has that warm feeling like I can almost feel fat burning off and I'm STILL freaking hungry. I've been back to the gym for the last week and a half and this is the first time I've felt like this, and the zone training was the only thing I've done in my routine that's all that different. Crazy stuff.