Cardio, Interval Training and Weight Training


by Clint Copulos

Along with being a vice president and asset manager for KBS, Clint Copulos serves as a spokesperson for the KBS Health and Wellness Program.   Clint was involved with collegiate athletics and has a passion for exercise and nutrition and how that can have a positive affect on work performance.   The following are a few valuable insights Clint shared recently with the KBS team.

 

Cardio, Interval Training and Weight Training

There are many different ways to exercise that will help you progress towards accomplishing your goals. Generally, most techniques fall into one of three types of exercises: cardio, interval training, and weight training. A study from the University of New South Wales followed the fitness and body composition changes in 45 overweight women in a 15-week period. The women were divided into two groups and assigned interval or continuous cycling routines. The interval “sprint” cycling group performed twenty minutes of exercise, which repeated eight seconds of “all out” cycling and then twelve seconds of light exercise. The continuous group exercised for 40 minutes at a consistent rate. At the end of the study, the women in the interval group had lost three times the body fat as the women in the continuous exercise group. Full Study

Although it is true that keeping your heart rate in the “fat burning zone” will cause you to burn a higher percentage of calories from fat, increasing your heart rate to higher levels through interval training will burn more calories and more calories from fat overall. Interval training and weight lifting, exercises which more actively employ your muscles, not only increase your heart rate but cause your body to burn calories many hours after your workout due to Exercise Post Oxygen Consumption (EPOC). This is why these types of exercises can be more beneficial to helping accomplish your goals if you are capable of implementing them safely.

 

 

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Clint Copulos is a vice president and asset manager for KBS and a spokesperson for the KBS Health and Wellness Program. Clint is responsible for the asset management of numerous KBS investments located in Portland, Oregon, and Sacramento, California, in addition to acquisition and disposition activities. Mr. Copulos oversees a portfolio size of approximately 1 million square feet of office space.