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Focus on the Calorie Burn with Infrared Training

Every week I read about, and I listen to, numerous new success stories about how infrared training at HOTWORX has helped customers go beyond their fitness goals. The results I am witnessing are truly amazing. The main reason for these spectacular fitness outcomes is due primarily to the calorie burn from the training method. The significant calorie burn happens when the various exercise options are combined with heat and infrared energy. With this in mind, fitness enthusiasts should remember to focus on the calorie burn during the workout, and the one hour post-workout after-burn. The calorie burn is what can supercharge the metabolism! I can tell you from experience using the HOTWORX training method to condition for mountain climbing that the more calories that you can burn while keeping within your heart rate limits is what will yield spectacular fitness results.

Use a fitness tracker!

A fitness tracker is an essential tool for your workouts. These devices such as the Apple Watch and the Fitbit can track multiple fitness data such as heart rate, calorie burn, oxygen levels, steps, and more. For fitness results, though, the most important data to track is calorie burn and heart rate. The highest calorie burn that can be obtained while keeping the heart rate in a range that is reasonable for safety, is the preferred approach for workout optimization.

The calorie burn is the best measure to predict your fitness results!

Monitor your heart rate to keep within your desired range! Infrared saunas can get you to your target heart rate faster allowing you to shorten the warmup period and get you ready for the main workout. Your target heart rate is the minimum beats per minute at which you can achieve an increase in your level of cardiovascular fitness. Be smart. If you have a heart condition, you need to be sure to discuss your target heart rate with a doctor prior to beginning any type of exercise program.

Johns Hopkins cardiologist Michael Blaha, M.D., M.P.H., uses an elliptical trainer in his home, and his machine has electrical sensors for his hands to automatically monitor his heart rate. He says that, “It gives me a sense of how hard I’m working,” and that, “Knowing your target heart rate and trying to achieve it can be very motivating.” (1)

You can do a quick calculation of your maximum heart rate by simply subtracting your age from 220. For example, if you are 35, then your heart rate max would be 185. Your target heart rate during workouts should generally range between 70-85% of your heart rate max.

Keeping up a consistent workout regime with a good calorie burn is required for achievement of your fitness goals. Your workout pace should be in close range with your target heart rate at all times during your workout. During workouts, you can stop and manually track your heart rate by checking your pulse, but why do that when you can use an Apple Watch, or whatever device you trust these days.

Use the technology of infrared and tracking to your advantage in fitness while you come to understand the importance of calorie burn for results.

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Stephen P. Smith, MA
CEO and Creator of HOTWORX, Author, Former National Collegiate Bodybuilding Champion and Arena Football Player, Certified Professional Trainer


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