Incline Treadmill For Fat Loss
The incline treadmill for fat loss theory is very well studied and very commonly used by bodybuilders and fitness models. The ideology is to walk at a moderate pace on the full incline setting for a long period of time - approximately 50 minutes. This is to slightly raise your heat rate and put your body into an optimum fat burning state.
According to this theory, going at a faster pace on the treadmill (such as running) puts a greater demand on the body. This greater demand means your body needs a more immediate source of energy. When running your body prefers to use glucose as energy and if your glucose stores are low (which we often are when on a fat burning nutrition program) your body will try to break down muscle.
So how do I know how fast or how slow I should be going?
The easiest non-scientific method is to imagine having a conversation. You want to be able to talk properly with a few breaths in between each few words. You don't want to be struggling to get your sentences& out and you don't want to be able to talk as if you are sat down. "My day was very good *breath* today, how was your day *breath* today? (Not that we are encouraging socialising in the gym ;-) ).
Burning calories vs burning fat
Many people put up the argument about burning more calories when jogging/running or doing more intense exercise. Yes cardio at a hardcore rate for 50 minutes WILL burn more calories than a steady incline walk BUT according to this theory you will also be in a catabolic state - breaking down hard earned muscle for energy - instead of fat.
This is fine if your goal is simply to drop weight - but if you are on Aesthetic World you are most probably after maximum muscle mass and minimal body fat.
In a heart beat...
When it comes to burning fat it is all down to your heart rate. Keep it at a low level for a long period of time and you will put your body into an optimal fat burning state.