If you have been following me for any length of time or have trained with me, you know the first thing I do with a client who sees me for fat loss and has been a chronic long distance cardio person, is tell them to stop immediately!
For many looking to lose weight long slow intensity cardio just doesn’t seem to work. I don’t have all the answers to why, but just look around at everyone in the gym who is on treadmills or ellipticals at a very slow speed. Many are overweight, not all of course, but many. I am not saying running an hour per day 5 days a week will turn you fat, but for many running an hour a day won’t cause much if any fat loss.
I wanted to share with you an article I came across recently that is the best article I have ever read on this subject. Mike Boyle and John Berardi, are regarded as the top fitness professionals in the world, when they speak, all fitness professionals and those looking to get in shape better listen.
This article is quite long and extensive, but take 15 minutes to read it. You definitely want to check out what the 180 rule is. I have been observing and preaching that for a long time, but didn’t call it that!
So check out this article now and post a comment about what you think of it. Do you agree? Disagree? I look forward to hearing from you!
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