Clearly I’ve continued to peak your interest because you’ve continued to follow these posts for the 12 Days of Fitness 😉
Today I want to share something with you that may go against what you think about cardio:
TOO MUCH CARDIO CAN MAKE YOU FAT
Low Intensity cardio for long duration’s like jogging or using the elliptical may blunt the receptors for muscle building. So, you are stopping your body ability to build muscle.
SO YOU WON’T BUILD MUSCLE IF YOU ARE DOING HOURS OF CARDIO EVERY WEEK. GOT ME?
Here’s another reason:
Low Intensity cardio uses muscle to fuel the exercises a lot of time. So, you are not only stopping your body from making new muscle, but you are actually BURNING YOUR CURRENT MUSCLE. Think about your butt shrinking from cardio.
IF THAT DOESN’T SCARE YOU, HERE’S ANOTHER REASON:
Cardio also teaches your body to become more efficient at burning calories. This means that each time you get “better” at doing cardio, you are basically teaching your body to do more with less, meaning you BURN EVEN FEWER CALORIES, making it even less effective.
FORGET WHAT THE MACHINE TELLS YOU (ie –the “Fat Burning Zone”), IT IS A LIE!
We talk so much about building muscle. Cardio hurts that in another way too.
Too much cardio actually teaches your body to build a fatigue resistant type of muscle that is better at cardio, AND THOSE BABIES DON’T GROW. FORGET ABOUT YOUR TONED CALVES AND BUTT. Cardio is SHRINKING them. IF you don’t believe me, look at Olympic Marathon runners – the ultimate endurance muscle – most of these athletes are not toned.
SO, WHY WILL THIS ALL MAKE YOU FAT?
In the long run, you are going to decrease your metabolism and decrease your ability to burn fat because you are eating muscle for cardio breakfast and not re-building it after you do.
Less muscle = Less calories burned
So, you want to get low body fat?
Build muscle, and watch it melt that fat off for you WHILE YOU REST!
However, after all that information, cardio training has it place and if you want to run a half marathon or participate in a long endurance event you will need to participate in long durations of cardio. Furthermore, during this effort focus on endurance performance and not fat loss. You may have weight loss with long endurance training bouts, but you may not have fat loss during the process.
“Thank you for providing Jesus who is the way, the truth, the life, and the only way to You.”
– John 14:6
Committed to your Health,
Heath Herrera, M.Ed., CSCS, YFS1
HH Fitness, Inc.
P.S. – Be ready for the 11th day of Fitness. I will cover the different forms of cardio training and the energy systems of the body.
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