Friday, March 21, 2008
Fitness Friday - Fitness Myths
5 Fat Loss Myths: Why Long, Slow Boring Cardio is not the Best Fat Loss Program to Increase Your Metabolism and Burn Belly Fat...
Myth #1 - You Have to Do Cardio in the Morning on an Empty Stomach in order to Burn Fat
There is no fat loss magic to doing cardio on an empty stomach. In fact, most trainers “in-the-know” are using intervals instead of slow, boring cardio to help their clients burn fat fast. Plus, who wants to be doing boring cardio at 6am while their stomach is rumbling? If you could find a better way to burn fat, wouldn’t you do that instead?
Myth #2 - You Have to Do Cardio in the Fat Burning Zone
By exercising in the fat burning “Zone”, as some folks like to call it, you only burn a few extra calories than if you weren’t doing any exercise at all! Slow, boring cardio workouts are not the best way to lose belly fat. If you truly want to change your body, you need to use short, burst exercise workouts.
Myth #3 - You Have to Do Cardio 7 Days Per Week
You don’t need to workout everyday. The truth is, you only need to do 3 short workouts per week of 45 minutes.
Myth #4 You Have to Do Cardio for at Least 20 Minutes Before You Start Burning Fat
We’re burning fat all the time, even while you sit here and read this message. Sure, exercise increases our fat burning, but it’s not as though the first 20 minutes of any workout don’t burn fat. That makes no sense at all! I’ll show you how the short, burst exercise system helps you achieve more fat loss in less than half the time of a regular cardio workout.
Myth #5 – You Can’t Gain Muscle & Burn Fat at the Same Time
Scientific research and my experience says, “Yes, you can!” A recent study found that men and women can gain muscle and lose fat at the same time if they use a component of my Turbulence Training system.
By Craig Ballantyne, Men’s Health Magazine Expert, Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and Author of Turbulence Training