Are you a CARDIO QUEEN?
Do you spend hours on the cardio machines or miles running only to still feel like a chiseled marshmallow? True!!! You feel small but mushy and muscles feel flaccid. Traditional LONG, SLOW, drawn out cardio will NOT help you reach your Phyqisue goals. You burn few calories. The calorie burned is once you start, till you stop the machine or running!
As well the calorie burn is always much LOWER than the machine’s reading! It may work in the short term but not long term. You body eventually adapts to the stress you are putting on it. The body becomes Efficient at cardio. What does that mean??? You will have to exercise longer and longer! 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
How do you loose body fat and build muscle? Yes build muscle! Let me emphasize “toning, tighten” is building/shaping the muscle. First you are loosing body fat so therefore your muscles will show through. Second you are also loosing intramuscular fat. The fat that is In your skeletal muscles. It’s why you feel tighter or more “tone”. Think of looking at the meat 🥩counter at the grocer. Look at the types of meat. Some have tons of marbling and some have very little. When you train your body with resistance you lose the intramuscular fat (marbling)
How do we get to our physique goals of loosing body fat and build muscle? Through intensity and resistance. When you train with intensity your calorie burn( metabolism) is continuing to work 4-6 hours after you have finished. Resistance training can keep your metabolism elevated for up to 24hrs. Sounds like a win win to me. Work smarter not harder. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻
Instead of steady state cardio on a machine. Try HITT or Interval training. For example, Increase your intensity for 20-30 seconds then recovery for 30 -1 min. This can be done on any cardio machine. Trying using the other equipment in the gym, sled, battle ropes, slams balls etc.
Finally add in resistance training. Bodyweight and/or weights.
Don’t be afraid to pick up some heavy weight. Of course this is all relative. Pick a weight that you can do 10-15 repetitions.
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