The "Fat-Burning" Zone is the Best for Weight Loss
You’ve heard: To burn the most fat, you should do your cardio in the ‘fat-burning zone.’
The truth: “This is fuzzy math,” Holland says. While you do burn a higher percentage of calories from fat at lower intensities, you burn more more calories overall by exercising harder.
Endurance exercise has its place in a balanced training routine, but it shouldn’t be the only type of cardio you do. That’s why we love Tabata training and HIIT (high intensity interval training) for super-effective and efficient cardio sessions.
Bottom line: To burn the most fat, create a well-rounded workout schedule that mixes strength training, high-intensity cardio, and lower-intensity sessions if you want an extra hit of cardio. And of course, supplement your training with a healthy diet.