Excess cardio doesn't give you a toned fit body or significantly boost weight loss. During extensive cardio sessions, the body releases cortisol, which is a stress hormone. This breaks down tissues in the body, working as a catabolic workout where as for a toned body we need anabolic workouts, which aid muscle growth and fat burn.
In todays V-log I’m talking about the number one mistake so many people do when it comes to weight loss and exercise.
During my student days I was never really happy with my body and was always trying to lose weight. Back in the days, before my career as a certified personal trainer and health coach, I’ve been told that running for hours is the very best way to lose weight, so I thought I’d just give it a try.
I’ve scheduled three running sessions, a 60 minutes per week. Started always super motivated with exquisite beats in my ears and a heart monitor on my chest, because hey, if I’m going to this, I’ll do it properly, right?
What sounds fine in theory often falls at the first hurdle in practice though. Ha, most of the time I found myself super bored and exhausted only 20 minutes later. Seriously, I couldn’t believe how long 60 minutes can feel. No need to mention that I never really sticked to my new running-weightloss-projects. Little did I know that I was doing one of the biggest weight loss and exercise mistakes.
Have you ever found yourself running for hours or spending most of your precious time on the treadmill, just because you were so eager to get rid of those nasty last pounds and have this healthy, fit and firm body?
Have you ever forced yourself to continue running or biking, even though your body screamed ‘stop’ or your mind told you ‚boring’? Do you still believe the more time you invest in your training, the better? Yes? Then you have to watch today’s bodyhack episode! You will be surprised about how many people don’t know about that! Watch it now!
You’ll hear me talking about the number one mistake so many of us are still doing when it comes to weightloss and I can promise you, this is going to be a game changer and will save you SO much of your precious life time. As always, it’s all about training the smart way!
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Curious if doing a 20 minute high intensity interval training workshop DAILY is also counter productive? Should it only be done every other day?
@erinrafael Hey, that's a really good question! Muscles grow during the rest periods and as HIIT is quite intense and taxing to the body, it makes sense to rest one day in between the workouts.