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CARDIO OVERLOAD!

August 10th, 2009 No Comments

“Breaking Down The Workout” — Francesca Meccariello

NOT SEEING THE PHYSICAL RESULTS FROM YOUR WORKOUT?

PERHAPS TOO MUCH “CARDIO” EXERCISE IS TO BLAME.

Doing too much cardiovascular exercise may be sabotaging your weight loss progress.
Anytime some one begins any kind of exercise program they will see results, however always doing the same kind of activity for the same length of time will stop producing those results.

  • Why?

One reason is that your body becomes very efficient at conserving energy. It adapts to the stimulus. The stimulus becomes un-stimulating. You must change up the routine. On top of that is the fact that your body does not really keep burning calories for a long time after a cardio session (maybe for a couple of hours) but that’s it.

  • What can you do to change it up?

I’m a huge fan of strength training over cardio. A properly designed strength-training workout will get your heart pumping, make your stronger, leaner and burning calories for up to 72hours after your workout AND the more muscle you have the more you burn just resting. 

Strength training can be fun and the variables can be changed so many different ways so you will never get bored.

  • I practice what I preach.

I used to be a cardio junkie myself. But once I began training with weights 3-4 times a week and only doing cardio interval workouts for about 30 minutes once or twice a week (if that) did my body really transform.  I saw major results. Trust me on this!

  • You won’t look like The Hulk.

You will not get bulky from using heavy weights.  You will get big from eating processed foods made in factories, designed by scientists in a lab and no where near nature.

  • Coming soon!

Next week I will show you a fun, high intensity, body weight circuit of exercises that will get your heart pumping and will help you get leaner and stronger.

  • Have questions?

I’d love to hear what you are interested in learning about or seeing in terms of fitness so send me your questions or comment below.

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