New Research by Craig Ballantyne Certified Turbulence Trainer – Men’s & Women’s Health Writer
And along with that, picture yourself being able to eat a juicy burger, all while enjoying the lean, sexy body you have been working so hard to achieve.
This might sound like a fantasy, but it’s not. In fact, you’re about to discover how this dream can become reality. And yes, you’ll find out how cheeseburgers are better than long, slow cardio on the treadmill when it comes to losing fat and building an amazing body.
Recently, several new studies revealed that long, slow and boring cardio workouts actually SABOTAGE your natural ability to burn ugly belly fat.
Think about that for a moment. If you’re tired, fed up and disappointed with the results you’ve been getting from your current workout, then I want you to know that this cutting edge research is going to change your life.
You’ll also see exactly how the entire fitness industry – from personal trainers to gym owners to equipment manufacturers – have been lying to you about your weight and exactly what you can do about it.
So-called experts, including many overweight doctors have been telling you for years that you need to do up to an hour of cardio per day in order to lose weight.
Listen, if you spend hours each week running, pedaling or stepping…you’re ruining your ability to burn fat and build a lean, sexy body.
Excessive daily cardio basically says to your body, “Whoa, hold on to this belly fat. We need it. Burn this muscle instead!”
In fact, research shows that treadmills, elliptical machines and stairmasters can actually train your body to STORE fat instead of burning it.
And you don’t need to adopt an insane diet, start taking truckloads of expensive pills or use one of those infomercial gimmicks that get peddled on late night TV.
You see, this new form of exercise works for anyone and at any age. Scientists have shown this unique system helps men and women of all ages to burn fat and build muscle at the same time. That’s the Holy Grail of Exercise! And that means you can use these methods to look and feel better in your 30’s, 40’s, 50’s or even your 60’s than you did as a teenager.
And not knowing this information can keep you FAT FOREVER. You’ll be stuck doing the same boring, dangerous and ineffective cardio routine that has not worked for you in the last five years and won’t EVER work for you in the future.
But the problem is that the fitness industry is more interested in taking your money than it is in helping you get amazing results.
My 18 years in the fitness world as a writer for Men’s Health and Women’s Health magazines has shown me the dark side of most exercise advice being pitched today.
And worst of all…I’ve seen thousands of people wreck their health by slaving away on treadmills.
I’ve helped thousands of people get the body of their dreams. It all starts with understanding a few simple, but controversial facts that the fitness industry doesn’t want you to know…
If you’re tired of leaving the gym with sore knees, an aching back and foot pain from doing long cardio workouts then pay close attention.
Most people believe that the key to losing fat and getting in shape is to spend lots of time running on a treadmill.
You see, long, slow and boring cardio actually trains your body to store fat. It makes your body guard its fat closer than a hungry dog guards his food.
I know you’ve seen that famous button on the treadmill that reads: “Fat Burning Zone” but that button should really be called the “Fat STORING Zone” because that’s the real effect it has on your body.
When you spend 30, 40 or even 50 minutes pounding away on the treadmill, you send your body a powerful signal to start storing fat instead of burning it.
T3 is the hormone produced by your thyroid to burn fat. When you do cardio, your body reacts to the stress by suppressing this fat burning hormone. This means your body starts gaining fat immediately. Why? Because your body needs the fat to function.
(Skoluda, N., Dettenborn, L., et al. Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentrations in Endurance Athletes. Psychoneuroendocrinology. September 2011.)
Cortisol is associated with heart disease, cancer and visceral belly fat. That’s the kind of fat that hangs around your waist and gives you that disgusting pear shape.
I’m sure you have and it’s all because your body gets very greedy for food after you finish your cardio session.
In fact, your body overreacts to cardio like a dramatic teenager, causing you to eat more and more food. Even worse, you always end up eating more fat-gaining calories AFTER you work out which means that you gain more and more weight.
Researchers have even found that people on a long term cardio plan actually GAIN weight instead of losing it. A 2006 study in the International Journal of Obesity found that runners who ran the same distance or slightly more each week had LARGER waistlines at the end of the 9 year study.
In 1977, Jim Fixx published The Complete Book of Running. In 1984, Jim Fixx died of a massive heart after his daily run.
Now, scientists realize how insane Fixx’s exercise guidance really was. If you struggle with your weight and still do cardio…then it’s not your fault.
Even Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the founder of aerobics, recently admitted that he was WRONG about cardio. In his latest book, he said there is “no correlation between ‘aerobic’ endurance performance and healthy, longevity or protection against heart disease.”
The man who ran the first marathon, the Greek soldier Pheidippides…