Stop doing cardio workouts for fat loss and switch toorter, more effective fat burning interval training. This will help you get more fat burning results in less workout time, and you will not have to do any long, slow cycling cardio workouts anymore.
Research even shows that interval training is better than cardio workouts for fat loss. But what is interval training?
Interval training is when you do a period of hard work followed by a period of easy work. Although I do prefer the stationary bike for interval training, you can also use the treadmill to do interval training fat burning workouts.
A good time to do your interval workouts is immediately after your strength training session. That way you only have 3 full training days per week.
With that being said, after you've finished your training training workout, you'll move into the interval training workout. Start by warming up for 5 minutes at a progressive pace and then you are going to go 45 seconds at a hard 8.5-9 / 10 intensity level, followed by 90 seconds at an easy 3/10 intensity level.
You want to make sure you bring it down to a nice and easy pace during your recovery. This will ensure that you are able to go really hard during the hard portion. That counts as one interval and you will repeat that 5 more times for a total of 6 intervals.
For another interval training workout, you'll again start with your 5-minute warm-up, but instead of 45 seconds, you will do 60 seconds of hard work followed by 90 seconds of recovery. This time your hard interval will not be as difficult at it was in the first interval workout I described, but still at a pretty good pace that allows you to do 60 seconds of hard work.
As a side note, you always want to be able to finish your interval. If you can not, then you need to bring the intensity down.
When you come down to your recovery interval, it should always be at the same intensity, and always be very easy. So, no matter which interval workout you are going to be doing, you will always come back to the same easy level intensity for your recovery period. Again, you are going to repeat the intervals in the workout up to six times and then finish off with a cool down.