A new research study has scared the heck out of me. It’s a deadly warning was written specifically for me, screaming: “STOP doing cardio!”
That’s the same advice that give to thousands of people each day during my Facebook QnA sessions (where we just hit 50,000 fans – thank you!)
There are 3 big reasons to stop doing cardio that I’ll share with you today, including that personally frightening study.
#1) As I and other top trainers in Men’s Health, like Alwyn & Rachel Cosgrove, Martin Rooney, and even Dr. Kenneth Cooper (the father of ‘cardio’) have said, you do NOT need to do long, slow, boring cardio for hours each week to lose belly fat.
Cardio is terrible for fat loss and helping you get the body of your dreams. But here’s what else cardio does that you probably didn’t know about.
#2) Cardio causes muscle loss (aka “Cardio Catabolism’)
When you do cardio, your muscles are broken down (catabolized) to release amino acids for energy. Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle.
So imagine this, cardio is like playing “Jenga” with your muscles…robbing your muscles of the building blocks, and giving you a soft, flabby body.
#3) Excessive cardio can be downright dangerous
Do you know who is most likely to die doing a marathon?
LOL. But seriously. LOL.
Here’s why…just read the conclusion from one of the most shocking scientific studies I read in 2013 (and I read over 300 studies a year.)
According to a study of 10.9 million marathon runners, the average marathon runner that died of a heart attack during a race was a 39 year old male. (Reference: Hart, L. Marathon-related cardiac arrest. Clin J Sport Med. 2013 Sep;23(5):409-10.)
Uh-oh, guess who turns 39 this year? Yep, ol’ CB, that’s who. This study is all the reason I need to erase “running a marathon” from my 2014 plans. Ha!
Wouldn’t that just be the height of irony for me, Mr. “Just Say NO to Cardio”, to attempt a marathon and die of a heart attack?
Ha. Now that’s some dark humor right there.
I can’t let that be my legacy!
Instead, I’ll stick to awesome workouts like this one…the Joel Marion Garage Gym Circuit that I did last week in Tampa at Joel’s place.
1) Double KB Front Squat – 10 reps
2) KB Swing – 20 reps
3) MB Slam – 10 reps
4) Ab Wheel – 10 reps
10 rounds. 25 minutes. 1 Awesome Workout.
If you like that workout, you’ll love the new Metabolic Monster 3-for-1 Fat Burning Workout System. These 3 workouts are perfect for burning off Super Bowl Belly Fat. And yes, they are are a little bit longer – and more ADVANCED – than a normal TT workout, but they are still 100x’s better than doing slow cardio for fat loss.
Monster up your metabolism in time for the SuperBowl,
Craig Ballantyne, CTT
Certified Turbulence Trainer
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