The "fat burning zone" is a myth! Don't even worry about it at all. There is a point where you technically burn a higher percentage of fat, but what matters in the end is how many total calories you burn. If you burn 200 calories while in the "fat burning zone"", you're not going to be burning as much overall as if you burn 400 calories in a higher heart rate zone.
In short: Ignore that zone nonsense, and work out where you like! It certainly won't prevent weight loss; weight loss is about calorie deficits, not the exercise you do. If you're not eating right, you can't out-exercise a bad diet!
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 1/6/2013 (14:16)
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