Each day on my manner to my training studio, I drive by a pair industrial gyms. They're pretty typical of most gyms in that they've got all the cardio machines lining their front windows.
There are countless rows of treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, etc. and most of them have very little flat screen tv hooked up to them so the folks will do cardio for hours and not miss any of their favorite shows.
I shake my head in awe each time I drive by those gyms.
As a result of cardio is the foremost overrated facet of weight loss.
Don't get me wrong; cardio has some benefit, especially when talking concerning general fitness and heart health. However as a suggests that of weight loss it is terribly, terribly overrated.
I lost track at the amount of folks I've trained or consulted with who have been therefore frustrated as a result of they pay upwards of an hour doing cardio each day and they are stuck. They do not lose any weight, and a few even gain weight.
Do not feel unhealthy if you are one among them as a result of you are not alone. You've had the "cardio for weight loss" mantra shoved into your skull for years and it's largely a lie.
Let's go over a number of the explanations cardio for weight loss is overrated.
You know that "fat burning zone" that a heap of cardio machines have stuck to them- It's that magical zone where your body starts to burn nothing however fat. A minimum of that is what you've got been told over the years.
There's no such thing as a magical "fat burning zone". Your body does not magically flip a switch in this heart rate zone and start burning nothing but fat.
Progressing from the "fat burning zone" is the recent mantra of "Do it for twenty minutes before you start burning fat." That's just ridiculous because you're invariably burning fat irrespective of if you are sitting on your intrude front of the TV or running a marathon.
Another previous lie regarding cardio for weight loss is that a lot of has to be better.
No it doesn't. I don't know why people have it in their heads that they need to workout for hours on finish and punish themselves in order to lose fat. It's simply not the case. I do not recognize if individuals have some kind of torture mindset or punishment mindset that if they screw up with their diet, or have weight to lose that they have to punish themselves with an hour on the treadmill, but it's simply not true.
Where'd this idea return from- I don't recognize for sure, however it most likely came out of the aerobics craze of the 80's and fortunately it's beginning to die out.
The truth of the matter is that cardio is terribly overrated. You'll be able to, and will, get superb results by decreasing your cardio, increasing the intensity and spending more time with resistance coaching (the way I teach it in my ten-minute workouts).
You'll lose a lot of fat; have additional energy and free time. You may be stronger and leaner and simply feel a hell of a lot higher than if you pay all of your exercise time doing cardio.