The secret to fat loss is one that people have been searching for as long as, well, people have been fat. The exercise equipment and fat loss product industries make billions of dollars each and every year from individuals who are looking for a quick fix to super fat loss results. The fact is you don't need a special piece of equipment that's offered on late-night TV or a super secret diet plan invented in the Orient in order to get trim and lean.

The only things you need to shed off pounds of fat and get your body in the lean and ripped condition are your two feet and enough motivation to get them moving. There is no question that a simple but effective running workout gets you in the shape that you desire and the only piece of equipment you'll need is a good pair of tennis shoes. Running can burn more than 500 calories per hour and depending on the intensity and speed of your run, it can burn a whole lot more as well. Some folks don't know where to begin and assume that a complicated running routine is required in order for them to reach the fat loss goals they are after. Nothing could be further from the truth.

If you are looking for a simple but extremely effective running routine that will help you build your cardiovascular endurance and shred pounds of fat from your body than simply follow the routine below and you will get there in no time.

First of all, you have to start slow. If you’ve never run, are out of shape or over-fat and you take off down the road at high speed looking to burn fat before you've built up your stamina up, you might risk injury and take your training to a complete halt. Simply start with a walking program for 2-4 weeks to build lower body endurance. Begin each walk at a light to medium pace for about five minutes to get blood flowing through your body to allow your muscles to be properly warmed up for the workout to come. After the initial 2-4week adaptation period, once you have properly established a base conditioning, you may be at a place where you can shift into a light jog. Focus on your breathing and get into a rhythm and jog at a medium pace for about another five minutes.

Once your muscles have been warmed up and your breathing is regular, take off into a light sprint working towards faster jog/sprints as your weight drops and you begin to get into better shape. Jogging sprinting at higher speeds and at all-out intensity will do more for your cardiovascular and fat burning routine than just about anything else out there. No matter what kind of shape you're in, you will probably only be able to do an all out sprint for about 30 seconds or so. This is fine so, don't try to overdo it. Once you have completed one jog/sprint combo, slip into a very slow walk/jog once again to allow your body time to recuperate. Once you have walked/jogged for another minute or so switch back to a jog/sprint for another 30 seconds. After about 10 minutes of the sprint and jog intervals, your workout is just about complete. Slow down to a light jog, and then to a walk to allow your breathing to normalize and your heart rate to come back to normal.

This simple workout described above should only take about 30 to 35 minutes but far as fat burning is concerned, it will be one of the most effective routines you may ever do. Simply walk, jog, then run your way to your fat loss goals.

Author's Bio: , aka Emile Jarreau, is a 31-year veteran fitness professional and co-owner of in Long Beach, California. Also having 19 years of bodybuilding and figure coaching experience, he specializes in fat loss and all its aspects and freely shares online resources to the world.