Ok, where did I leave off at? Oh, cardio drawbacks…
Most people seem like they only do cardio to burn extra calories for fat loss, unless you're a runner, and that's what you love to do and in that case you run for sport. So to get better at running you gotta run.
But it terms of weight loss its just too inefficient.
1) You need a lot of time to put into it.
Like I stated in the previous article. Your body eventually adapts to the distance and time put in.
2) Doesn't build lean muscle.
Most women and men want to "tone" (damn I don't like that word) and cardio doesn't build any lean muscle to provide that tone appearance.
3) Can cause injury. (Big one)
Jogging and running will beat your joints up. The repetitive nature of the movement can lead to injuries such as stress fractures, shin splints, cartilage breakdown, low back pain, and even osteoarthritis
Again I don't want to make this a cardio bashing post because if that's your sport and you love it, go ham and run all day everyday, but understand it's just that, a sport. Just like with any sport there is a ton of time you have to invest in getting better and a risk of injury.
Now physiologically speaking to lose weight you have to be in a caloric deficit that is without question. You can't consume more than you exert and lose weight. Research has shown us that people on a reduced calorie diet lose more weight than those that aren't, regardless of what types of food they eat.
I'm not saying that you should go eat a bunch of crap food, stay under your caloric maintenance and your good to go. I'm just saying that in the grand scheme of fat loss and weight loss calories still matter.
And the opposite holds true as well. You can still gain weight from "healthy" foods too. A few almonds, avocados, a couple grass fed beef burgers and you can turn into a chubber in no time.
The point I'm trying to get to is that if your looking to burn fat, get toned and save a ton of time you may just need a structured resistance and nutrition-based approach.
If you've been struggling to figure things out or know someone who is just ask about our Krank 101 program.
This is for those that just may be starting out in fitness or those who want to get back in the swing of things.