New Research Shows Why Cardio May Be Ruining Your Body and Blocking Your Fat-Loss…
Today I’m back with some brand new shocking research revealing why you might need to cut back on steady state cardio if you really want a flat belly.
Based on what I see at the health club day-after-day, 95% of all exercisers are overdoing it with cardio machines and this new research indicates they could be to way more harm than good.
Before I get to the details, I want to let you know that I STILL advocate getting just one or two sessions per week of brisk walking or steady state “aerobic” cardio.
No more. No less.
By doing JUST one or two low intensity cardio workouts per week you can enhance your performance – and fat burning efficiency when you use higher intensity workouts, like CB’s brand new TT Home Workout Revolution videos on other days of the week.
So “smart” low intensity cardio can be the springboard that prepares your body to handle higher-intensity exercise and KEEPS your body responding.
It does this by increasing your body’s glucose storage capacity. It can also be a GREAT way to burn off free fatty acids AFTER high intensity training.
But you have to MAKE SURE you don’t overdo it.
That’s why I’m GIVING you my 31 page Interval Solution Guide as a *free* bonus when you pick up Craig’s new follow-along Home Workout Revolution videos (info below).
By combining my *free* bonus WITH the HWR videos you’ll have the EXACT solution you need to maximize fat-loss WITHOUT suffering the consequences of too much cardio.
To illustrate my point, let’s take a little side journey deep down into my fat burning research lab.
New breaking research goes to show you that if you are training for endurance sports, like marathons, or doing long bouts of steady state cardio too often, you could be ruining your body and blocking fat-loss.
Here are FIVE very valid reasons (I’m saving the scariest study for last.)
In a study titled, “Why do individuals not lose more weight from an exercise intervention at a defined dose? An energy balance analysis”, researchers found that weight loss from cardio was always lower than predicted (using a standard calories in vs. calories out approach).
The article, published in Obesity Reviews (Vol. 13 Issue 6), explained that cardio doesn’t work for FOUR reasons:
#1: Some people eat more when they start a cardio program
#2: Calorie burning at rest often decreases with cardio
#3: Calorie-burning lean tissue is often lost
#4: Cardio programs cause you to do less activity over the day…
So if you’re still trying to lose fat with cardio, these are just a few of the reasons why it’s not working.
But that’s not the scariest reason.
Here is the fifth and final – and downright terrifying – reason to stop doing cardio:
Dr. James O’Keefe, head of preventative cardiology at the Mid America Heart Institute, wrote an editorial summarizing the results of various studies evaluating long-term health risks of excessive aerobic exercise. O’Keefe hypothesizes that long duration exercise may be harmful in too large a dose.
“Emerging data suggest that chronic training for and competing in extreme endurance events such as marathons, ultramarathons, ironman distance triathlons, and very long distance bicycle races, can cause transient acute volume overload of the atria and right ventricle, with transient reductions in right ventricular ejection fraction and elevations of cardiac biomarkers, all of which return to normal within 1 week.”
In other words, your heart can get “sore” just like a muscle because it IS a muscle and, over time, you can damage your heart if you do too much slow-go cardio.
So clearly, overdoing cardio is just NOT worth it.
As one lead researcher and cardiologist once wisely said,
“When people come to me and say they want to run a marathon I say, ‘OK, do one and cross it off your bucket list and then let’s focus on an exercise pattern that’s more ideal to producing long-term health benefits and improving your longevity.”
I couldn’t agree more.
Additionally, if you just jump on the treadmill or elliptical and start pounding away, you could actually program your body to burn nothing but food, calories, and sugars instead of burning PURE fat.
In other words, you have to become “fat adapted” by using the methods Craig and I talk about in this video:
One of the fastest ways to make fat your “go to” energy source WITHOUT damaging your heart is by combining Craig’s brand new Home Workout Revolution follow-along workouts with my Interval Solution Bonus Guide:
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Now you can STOP using workouts that take too much time.
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