Everyone always has an opinion.
And they’re entitled to their opinion.
But it winds me up a treat, when you get people sticking their nose in when they haven’t got a scooby doo what they’re talking about.
Take this example.
The other day I was chatting to one of my clients.
She’s getting married soon and upping her game on the fitness front.
But her boyfriend has churped up recently.
Asked her if she should be doing things like press-ups, squats, etc.
And perhaps she would be better doing lots more cardio.
The thing is that most of my clients have already tried the endless cardio route.
It doesn’t work.
That’s why they come to see me the first the place.
Trotting along on a treadmill, might improve your health and fitness.
But it doesn’t do much for the chuberella hiding under your top.
Well, not unless you’ve got buckets of time on your hands and love running miles and miles every week like Paula Radcliffe.
It’s just not effective for anyone who is short of time.
Have a little looksy at this…
In 2010 he Journal Of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness compared a cardio group with another group who did a mixture of press-ups, squats and other weighted exercises along with short sprints.
Can you guess what happened?
The group who didn’t pound the treadmill lost an average of 15 pounds and a 5% reduction in body fat over 12 weeks.
Almost double that of the long slow boring cardio group (7lbs lost and 3% reduction in body fat).
So, when I and other trainers look at shifting the old lard we don’t make our clients run, and run, and run.
We mix it up and make it intense to get you the best results.
Throw in some a good clean diet and we’re talking serious chub-loss.
Well, that’s my opinion ;)