Yup that’s right doing too much cardio will make you fat!
If your goal is to lose unwanted fat and not spending hours in the gym cardio is not for you!
Cardio can and will make you fatter
Here is why!
1. Cardio burns muscle- when it comes to changing the way you look muscle is the most important thing. Muscle is active tissue in your body...muscles help you move and speed up your metabolism
Cardio on the other hand doesn’t...doing too much cardio taps into muscle for fuel which causes your body to break down muscle tissue. The less muscle tissue you have the slower your metabolism will be the fatter you will get. Cardio doesn’t build muscle so it does nothing to speed up your metabolism at rest
2. Increased hunger- doing excessive amounts of cardio will make you more hungry. Most people believe that if they burn 500 calories on the treadmill or in fruit theory class that they can eat 500 calories more. It doesn’t work like that. You don’t lose fat from 1 meal you lose it over weeks and months of being in a caloric deficit (eating less calories then you are burning). Cardio makes you feel tired and when you are tired hunger levels rise
3. Slows down your metabolism- your body is an adapting machine and can adapt to anything that you do. So when you are doing cardio 3-5x a week your body becomes reliant￼ on that amount of cardio. If you happen to miss a week of cardio your body will sense that it didn’t burn that many calories and will gain weight because of that. Like I also stated in point 1 cardio does nothing to help build muscle which speeds up your metabolism. If muscle is so important for a healthy metabolism then why focus on cardio!
Don’t fall prey to fitness cardio scams and spend hours of your life doing cardio. Like I say in the video work smarter not harder!
How many people do you know that do a ton of cardio but never actually look different? Tag a friend that needs to stop doing so much cardio and start lifting more weights!
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