This is a big myth that has plagued women in their efforts to lose weight! The truth is that while cardio can definitely help you lose weight and get into great shape, it is only one piece of the puzzle.
Now what I am about to say may come as a shock to many, but pay close attention because it is the truth!
Believe it or not, while cardiovascular exercise is a good tool to burn some extra calories and get in great cardiovascular shape, it does nothing to increase your body’s metabolism permanently or to help you tone your physique! If you want to create a state of metabolic momentum, weight training needs to be your main exercise along with some aerobics used as a supplementary exercise that enhances your cardiovascular system, your recovery from your weight training workouts and also increases your caloric expenditure.
It has been scientifically proven that subjects who embark on programs of this nature lose much more weight than those who just embark in an aerobics only program.
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH?
As much as three times more body fat is actually lost during a program that combines weight training with aerobics! And on top of that lean muscle, which serves to give your body shape and also to increase your metabolism, is gained at the same time!!!!
People who only diet and do aerobics end up as a skinnier fat version of themselves. Because no weight training was done, muscle is lost and as a result the metabolism slows down. Thus, when people who fall in this category increase their calories a bit, they start to regain the weight. And as a result, their body never looks hard and fit.
However, consider the people that do embark on a program composed of weight training with some aerobics at the end. Performing the aerobics after the weight training will dramatically increase fat loss since the weight training will burn off most of the glycogen (stored carbohydrates) and thus, the only fuel source available to the body will be fat. In addition, as the weight gets lost, muscle is gained, which in turn not only increases the metabolism permanently, but also tones up the body. As you gain more muscle, your body shape gets better and fat loss becomes even easier since your metabolism is getting faster. When you reach your weight loss goal, maintaining the shape is easy since the metabolism will be operating in high efficiency! So as you can see, muscles are your best fat fighting allies and they are the key to permanent weight loss (Fat Extinction!). In addition, you will sport the lean and toned looking physique you have always dreamed off.
About the Author
Anthony Alayon is a best selling fitness author and the co-creator of the Fat Extinction Program, where you will find over 12 weeks worth of fat burning workouts and various specific meal plans that suit your individual metabolism. He has over 10 years experience and has helped 1,000′s worldwide to lose stubborn belly fat and develop a lean body.