You have probably heard sprinting among local gyms since this is one of the most popular ways to lose weight. They say that you would lose those fats off your body if you do regular sprint every day. However, new study says it is doing more harm than good for most people. According to researchers from British Columbia and Sweden, this type of exercise is only for athletes and not fit for a regular man.
Robert Boushel, director of the University of British Columbia’s School of Kinesiology and the study’s senior author, says that this has become a popular way to lose weight as most people finds it very effective. What makes this kind of exercise popular is that it only takes three minutes a day and it is very effective for most people to shed some pound. Since most people don’t have much time to exercise, they turn to this kind of exercise since it can be done in such a short amount of time.
However, the effectiveness of sprinting is only for those seasoned veterans and not fit for the newbie. Boushel says that the new study proves that an average person shouldn’t do this kind of training since he is not fit.
The research, which was published recently by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology conducted experiments on 12 healthy Swedish men, who are moderately active. The participants do repeated 30-second all-out sprints, which is followed by rest periods on both regular stationary bicycles and arm-cranked stationary bicycles and this goes on for two weeks straight. Researchers based the study on the findings on their muscle biopsies from the arms and thighs in order to find out how the body would react to those kinds of pressures.
The research shows that while this kind of exercise might be most effective for athletes, it won’t be the best form of exercise for those, who are just starting out with their training. Athletes are very serious with their body and they have done regular training for months ahead of their event.