Duration of Zone 2 Rides to Burn Fat

Hi, I’m currently doing the Weight Loss Meal Plan and the 16 Weeks do Sweet Spot.

Question: how long do you need to spend in Heart Rate Zone 2 to start burning fat? Would 30 minutes 3-4 mornings/week (indoors) be beneficial IN ADDITION TO the sweet spot training? Or do you need to be on Z2 for longer?


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Hi @BigCat519 - I think if you stick to both plans you will lose weight and increase your watts.

I don’t think riding more in this case would help and it would actually hurt by making you more tired.

To answer your question: your body is always burning fat when you ride just at different ratios to carbohydrates with duration and intensity.