There are 3 big reasons to consider a balanced way of training, then just doing cardio that I’ll share with you today, including a strong case study:
#1) Many top trainers in Men’s Health, like Alwyn & Rachel Cosgrove, Martin Rooney, and even Dr. Kenneth Cooper have said, you do not need to do long, slow cardio for hours each week to lose belly fat.
Cardio is not the only way to achieve fat loss to help you get the body of your dreams, there has to be a balance of:
1) Strength Training
2) Endurance Training
4) Flexibility Training
5) Core Training
To be the best you can, for you to hit on all cylinders and reap the rewards a great training program can potentially give you!
Here are some other facts about cardio that you may not have know about.
#2) Cardio causes muscle loss (“Cardio Catabolism’)
When you do cardio, your muscles are broken down (catabolized) to release amino acids for energy. Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle.
Cardio can be like playing “Jenga” with your muscles, robbing your muscles of the building blocks, potentially giving you a soft, looking body.
Training with weights or free weights builds red blood cell count which strengthens bone and muscle tissue allowing you fight off major diseases, and tightens your body.
#3) Excessive cardio can be unhealthy.
According to a study of 10.9 million marathon runners, the average marathon runner that died of a heart attack during a race was a 39 year old male.
(Reference: Hart, L. Marathon-related cardiac arrest. Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Sep;23(5):409-10.)
Hard to believe,but true. So lets stick to what will give you the best lifestyle in order to live a healthier and longer life.
A workout like this one will focus on reducing fat:
1) Double Kettle Bell Front Squat – 10 reps
2) Kettle Bell Swing – 20 reps
3) Kettle Bell throw ups – 10 reps
4) Ab Bicycle with a plank for 1 minute – 10 reps each side
10 rounds. 25 minutes.
Workout programs similar to this are great for burning off Belly Fat. And they may be a little bit longer – and tougher – than a normal workout, but they are better than doing slow cardio for fat loss as you hit many different muscles.
This has worked well forFat Loss to get the best results in order to change and sculpt your physique.
To Your success