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Sprinting, Not Jogging, Sheds More Harmful Belly Fat, University of New South Wales Study



6/28/2012 8:11:48 AM

Sprinting, not jogging, helps men lose harmful belly fat faster, scientists in Sydney found. Eight-second bursts of sprinting on an exercise bike repeated intermittently for 20 minutes helped overweight men lose 2 kilograms (4 pounds) of body fat over 12 weeks, researchers at the University of New South Wales said today. Importantly, there was a 17 percent reduction in fat stored around their liver, kidneys and other internal organs that is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease.

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