This is both an interesting and challenging question. Because it really depends on you, gentlemen. It depends on your current condition and where the fat lies as it were. Every man will have different requirements and it is not easy for us to pin-point the exact areas you should be focusing on. But what we can do in the meantime is offer you a general overview in keeping with our direct approach to answering the question posed.
The question posed for today is whether workouts targeting the loss of excess fat in specific areas of the body will include interval workouts. And our short, confident answer to that question is; yes, it does. Not only that, we believe that it should. Again, it does depend just how seriously overweight you are at this point in time. Because if you are mildly over the limit, you can quickly shed the extra pounds with longer, brisk walks during the week matched with remedial action carried out to your weekly eating plan.
But let us focus on the remedies that will be required by those of you who need to focus on target areas of your body in what we can now refer to as predominantly fat loss workouts. The interval workouts that you will be doing going forward will not be confined to the gym. On your feet outdoors, you will need to monitor your rapid body movement to ensure that you are not slacking. Of course, in both cases, outdoors and in the gym, you are required to stop what you are doing and reassess yourself and your condition.
This is in the event that your heart rate has gone well over the maximum limit required for high intensity exercise levels and you truly are struggling to draw breath. Perhaps, at this stage, you are trying to do too much. But if you are merely breathing heavily and have begun to sweat does not mean that you can now stop and give up. In any case, the advantage of doing interval workouts is that there will be scheduled breaks in between. But these interval breaks are necessarily short and are designed to help improve your cardiovascular fitness levels.
So, there you go, even if you are not in the gym and have diligently taken it upon yourself to make a good start, you are still subconsciously participating in interval workouts. Call it a good warm up for your future endeavors. As you venture off to your favorite park, still quite ashamed of your bulk, you shyly head off at a brisker than usual walking pace. But because your body is not used to such endeavors, you quickly run short of breath. This is not critical and you can stop for a short breather as it were. But do keep such rests as short as possible.
Do not stop at a park bench and then simply plonk yourself down for a well-seated rest. Your lazy habit may quickly return and so you may slouch off back to your couch at home. No, do this instead. When walking fervently, do time your walks. You need not run out of breath at all during these brisk walks. Time your walk to stop at five minute intervals. When you have stopped the clock at five, stay stationed on your feet and rest for no more than one minute. Thereafter, do carry on with your brisk walking. And if this is your very first exercise jaunt, you can keep it short until your hefty body is well able to adjust.
All in good time, as they say. There is nothing to sniff at when you start off at a mere ten minutes. Next week, the walk will be twenty minutes longer, and before you know it, you will be up to a forty minute walk, at a brisk pace, of course. By that time, perhaps over the next two months and just so long as you stick to the walking habit, make it a daily one or at least walk every second day, you will not even need those interval breaks where you are forced (or forcing yourself) to stop altogether. But then again, while you are walking, non-stop; interval breaks are still taking place.
All that is happening at this stage is that after five or ten minutes of walking, you merely slow the pace. And after a minute or two of restful walking, you are back to your quick-march pace. The simple principle outlined here is very much the same when it comes to jogging or running. It is, of course, a lot different when doing weight training in the gym. If you are entirely new to the gym, do make a point of consulting with an exercise expert employed by the gym. He will show you how to handle the weights correctly and will also assist you with maintaining the correct posture.
In any case, many beginners will not be preoccupied with heavy weights in the beginning. One of the most effective fat loss burners is that of utilizing your own body weight which, as it turns out, is already quite heavy. Working on the abdominal area, you do stomach crunches, and focusing on muscular strength in the arms and legs, you will be doing pushups and knee squats respectively.