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All exercise programs should start with an assessment.

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All exercise programs should start with an assessment.

You are thinking about starting an exercise program. You are ready. You are motivated and you are going to dominate and accomplish all of your goals. How do you know what exercises to start with?

Is it some random drawing by throwing exercises in a hat and pulling them out? Do you hit up the internet and find the latest and greatest to follow? Do you turn to Instagram and the girl with the painted-on yoga pants or the guy-that-never-seems-to-wear-a-shirt-in-any-video?

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Steady-state cardio is dead.

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Steady-state cardio is dead.

Summary:

  • Prolonged cardio takes too much time and ultimately slows your metabolism making it harder to lose weight.

  • Steady cardio is a muscle-wasting activity.

  • The repetitive nature of cardio invites injuries and impaired motor control.

  • You cannot out train (or out cardio for that matter) your eating habits. Change them, or else.

  • To avoid a plateau, your cardio needs to be more varied.

  • Continuous aerobic work plateaus after about 8 weeks.

  • The calories you burn during the workout don't matter than much and calorie burning stops shortly after the exercise is done.

  • There are some studies cited at the end of the article that highlight the ineffectiveness of traditional cardio. It is not just my opinion.

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I will start Monday. And a cool recipe.

One of the first steps in not bringing the temptation into the house. Unfortunately, the bad stuff is usually the easiest stuff to grab in a hurry and also things that you can eat a lot of before the brain triggers you to stop.

But, what do we do when we need a little something and we do not want to go face first into some ice cream, chips or cookies?

Check out this recipe.

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