Unilateral Fat Burning

If you're trying to shed some weight, working one leg at a time can help you burn more fat – even at 85% of your maximum workload. Danish researchers found that unilateral exercises (using one leg at a time) makes blood pressure easier to maintain than when you're working both legs simultaneously. This allows more blood to flow to your muscles. Apparently, the increased fat usage was a result of more blood fat being available due to the increased blood flow. Other scientists point out that the real effects of exercise on fat occur during recovery, so more work needs to be done to quantify these results.

The Bigger Picture. Applying new approaches to ongoing fitness goals is a great way to keep your training program fresh. You can also realize greater gains due to the well-established fact that muscles adapt to regular routines. Why not give unilateral exercise a try to see what it can do for you?
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