Ask a coach: 'What's the ideal heart rate to burn fat while cycling?'

We take you through the biomechanics of weight loss - and the most effective approaches you can take

Male cyclist riding a bike to burn fat
(Image credit: Getty Images - James Osmond)

For a lot of us (myself included) it might be nice to burn off a little bit of excess body fat. How might we best go about that in our training? Is there a certain intensity we should target to burn the most body fat? James Spragg answers whether there's anything you can optimise when training with heart rate, and separates the myths from the reality...

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James Spragg

Sports scientist and coach James Spragg is one of the experts who will be answering your questions in Cycling Weekly's ASK A CYCLING COACH series which comes out every Wednesday. Working both in research and applied settings, he currently runs Intercept Performance Consultancy

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