“Wayne’s Way, Right All Along”, says Science.

An article published in the Journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism has demonstrated that high-intensity exercise training (Wayne’s Way) is more beneficial in whole body and abdominal fat loss than low-intensity (commonly called endurance or aerobic training).

HIIT ( High Intensity Exercise Training) is currently “hot”, endorsed by exercise guru’s as the latest and best way to burn calories, especially fat. But Wayne Bourque and his kick-yer-butt mix of calisthenics and boxing has known this all along.

Different forms of exercise have become increasingly popular in the past decade. Exercise researchers have begun to apply their scientific skills to the problem of rising overweight and obesity amongst children as well as adults. There has long been an understanding of the way food affects body weight and health; however, the understanding of exercise has sometimes lagged behind. For instance: many people do not fully understand the most effective way to work out. They will spend hours running on treadmills or lifting weights but might not be entirely sure why they are doing that.

This study, titled  “Effects of high-intensity exercise training on body composition, abdominal fat loss, and cardiorespiratory fitness in middle-aged Korean females”  is important because the researchers were able to compare high intensity and low intensity exercise training sessions that burned the identical amount of calories and they found that while both forms of exercise resulted in improved aerobic fitness, the HIIT showed higher reductions in total body fat and abdominal fat in particular.