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I thought that common thought was starting to reverse regarding these points. I just want to mention a couple of things:
1. Yes, you tend to burn a higher percentage of your calories from fat at lower intensities. But you also burn calories at a lower rate
. So to burn the same amount of fat calories you have to workout longer. If you only have X amount of time then go as hard as you can go for that amount of time (by as hard as you can I'm including intervals, see below).
2. Intervals are so great because it does give you that after effect of continuing to burn calories after you're done. Plus, even if you're sedentary you can do intervals (after being cleared by a doctor). In fact, for some sedentary people that's the only way they can exercise.
I still say it's easier to just go by calories in < calories out and you'll achieve the desired results.
Last edited by cooleric1234; 05-04-10 at 10:48 PM.