What's your opinion on "the fat burning zone"? I work out usually 6 times a week, with 4 or 5 of those being cardio. I always wear a Polar heart rate monitor that measures my average heart rate and maximum heart rate for the work out. I can push myself quite hard, the hardest I have pushed myself in recent times I managed an average heart rate of 172 for a 40 minute work out. I'm on medication at the moment which raises my heart rate and recently averaged 180 for a 60 minute work out!
But still, I get no results (I do have more energy and more stamina though but the scales don't shift)
If I kept my work out to the fat burning zone I would need to keep my HR to no more than about 150 which is just boring.
I do interval training.
I feel fine when I work out this hard, no dizziness or nausea
My HR comes down from say 185 to 150 in about 2 minutes when I slow down to cool down.
I need to go to the gym now...