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Cardio is it making you fatter and older?

Posted on February 18, 2013 in Blog, Fitness Blog | by

Is Your Exercise Routine Actually Making You FATTER & Looking OLDER? By Rob & Kalen Poulos, Authors, Fat Burning Furnace

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If you’re like most people trying to burn off stubborn flab, you might still be relying on long duration, moderately paced aerobic or “cardio” exercise.

But loads of studies have shown that this is not only a mere waste of time, it is actually A HUGE MISTAKE.


There are several shocking reasons, but I’ll focus on the two main issues affecting you in this article.

PROBLEM #1: The So-Called “Fat Burning Zone” Is Fool’s Gold

When you exercise at a moderate pace for extended periods of time (as in the typically recommended percent of your target heart rate, or the “fat burning zone”), your body does burn fat during the exercise.

But while this may sound good, it’s actually bad news.

As is often the case with the “alarm/response” mechanisms in your body, over time, this can actually send a signal to your body to keep a certain amount of stored fat available for your next workout.

You’re essentially telling it that it needs fat available to burn, because you’ll be doing this exercise again soon. So while we may be burning some calories during this exercise, after the exercise is over, our body can begin storing up some fat for the next workout.

To make matters worse, the amount of calories burned during even an hour of this exercise is not enough to make a dent in your body’s fat stores, even over the long term.

And typically this type of exercise will just make you hungrier and you’ll end up eating those calories back and more at the end of the day.

Obviously not what we’re looking for!

PROBLEM #2: You’re Not Getting Healthier & You WILL Look Older!

The other big problem with moderately paced aerobic exercise performed several times per week is that it trains your body (heart, lungs, muscles, etc.) to become efficient.

Again, this may SOUND good, but what is actually happening is bad for your long term health and will make you look older.

This is because you are working only within your existing aerobic LIMITS, without improving your aerobic CAPACITY.

Why is that so important?

Because it is your capacity that determines how your body responds in times of physical, emotional, and mental stress. You are effectively training your body’s vital systems to be weaker, not stronger.

Maybe even worse is the fact that hours of this exercise each week has been shown to increase the production of “Free Radicals” in your body.

These scavenging nastys eat away your body’s nutrients and tissues cause you to LOOK and FEEL up to 10 years OLDER than you actually are.

All of that work to look worn out and older?