If you are answering yes, you’re not alone. Answering yes to that question is the very thing that started me on my quest to find a faster and better way to get results.
The first thing you need to know is that your failed weight-loss attempts in the past are NOT YOUR FAULT. Almost everything you’ve been told by the media, big food companies, and Doctors in order to look young and be fit, lean, and strong is a misleading lie. In fact, probably everything you’ve learned is making you look older, more out of shape, tired, and makes your body retain fat and cellulite on your belly, hips, and thighs.
The Truth: There is absolutely no need to suffer for hours on the treadmill or injure yourself with repetitive workouts lifting heavy weight in a crowded gym. As a Physical Therapist – I personally know that these government recommended workouts stress your joints and ligaments, age your skin, and put you at risk of injuring your lower back, knees, and shoulders.
If your goal is to burn fat and look younger, then lengthy and boring cardio is not the answer. There is a better way to exercise where you don’t have to spend hours of your day in the gym so you can have more time doing what you really love.
A new article from the NY Times says, “…people who take up an exercise regimen wind up heavier afterward than they were at the start, with the weight gain due mostly to extra fat, not muscle.” In this study from Arizona State University, 81 overweight women did three slow cardio workouts of 30 minutes each week. At the end of 3 months, almost 70 percent of the women had gotten fatter (and some had gained 10 pounds of fat from doing this cardio program…YIKES!). Here are 5 of many reasons that long boring cardio causes you to put on fat:
Your body wasn’t made to endure long boring cardio. A recent article in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that: Cardio causes immense oxidative damage and a flood of free radicals to the body.
(Cakir-Atabek, H., Demir, S., Pinarbassili, R., Bunduz, N. Effects of Different Resistance Training Intensity on Indices of Oxidative Stress. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. September 2010. 24(9), 2491-2498.)
So lets get to what DOES work. You’re about to discover a smarter approach to fat loss for a youthful, fit, lean, and strong body.
You wake up in the morning with the best intentions to workout but you feel exhausted and stressed for time, so you skip it.
Later that morning you notice a new wrinkle on your face, more dimpled skin on your butt and thighs and feel ashamed of the person… Read more…