Surprisingly, one of the easiest exercises to do for targeting stubborn fat is “walking.”
I describe how walking is a truly legit way to target fat in my latest video above. I’m not really a fan of walking because the intensity is minor (kinda boring for me). Walking helps you burn calories during the walk but there is really no after-burn because the intensity is never high enough.
Research, however, has shown that the reason walking is one of the best exercises is that it can do wonders to remove belly fat.
There are three times to really target fat while walking:
Good time to walk: Before bed or after meals
This helps you burn more fat indirectly because it helps you sleep better and it stabilizes your blood sugar. If you’ve stabilized your blood sugar and you’ve slept well, then your hormones function optimally and you have more energy during the day.
Better time to walk: After a high intensity workout
The next best time to walk is right after a high intensity workout. If the intensity was high enough you’ll have free fatty acids floating in the bloodstream. When you walk after this intense workout you keep those free fatty acids from going back into fat-storage.
Best time to walk: In-between high-intensity workouts.
During your 20-60 second burst your body releases fat burning hormones to break apart fat. This works great for your first 10-20 pounds you need to lose. But as you get leaner, your body naturally wants to hold on to fat by restoring any free fatty acids floating around in your system. To prevent this re-esterification process, walk in-between your metabolic burst or high intensity sets.