Cardio and Weight Loss :: The Truth About Losing Fat With Cardiovascular Exercise

traditional cardio sucks Unless you’ve got two hours free to exercise every single day, you need to forget about traditional cardiovascular exercises if you want to lose weight. I would take a very educated guess, that you do not have that amount of free time each day, to devote to your weight loss program!

Who does? Generally speaking, only a professional athlete or a very ‘single’ person with no kids, has that amount of spare time.

So, what is your answer if you want to lose weight? More specifically, to lose fat.

The solution is HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training or, if you have around an hour free each day, then a ‘boot camp’ style of workout may suit you. You can find out more about HIIT in our article below, What is the best type of cardio for fat loss. And look out for our article (coming soon) on boot camp workouts, like the Insanity Conditioning Program, where you don’t stop moving for the complete length of your workout.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out the coming article on using a prowler sledge to lose weight too! You will love that one, it is currently one of my favorite fitness, strength and conditioning workouts.

Both HIIT training and boot camp training will shred the fat from your body, like nothing before. Unlike an aerobics class or say thirty minutes on a stationary bike. I tried all those years ago. They don’t work. And I don’t let my clients waste their time on those machines either, unless they want to exercise like an eighty-five year old checkers player!

In my twenties, before I became a personal trainer, I would do my weights workout and then I’d spend at least thirty minutes pounding the treadmill or pedaling like a mad-man on a bike, going nowhere – literally!

Those, lets say ‘old school’ types of fitness are great for working your heart, but unless you are religiously spending hours at a time, EVERY day exercising that way – you can forget about burning fat and losing weight. Those types of exercise are great for preparing you for endurance, but referring to fat loss they are HISTORY.

So stay with us as we answer some of your toughest questions.

About Andy James

Andy's background was in engineering, qualifying as a surveyor at aged twenty. He also had a very early interest in interest in weight training, fitness and nutrition, and started lifting weights at just 16. Now having over thirty five years experience in bodybuilding, resistance training and cardiovascular health, Andy shares his vast knowledge with you on this site hoping that you can take away a minimum of one small idea and put it to use in your own fitness regime and make a huge difference to to it. You can follow him on Twitter, catch up with him on Facebook and also on Google +1. Feel free to leave Andy a comment or question and look up his Facebook page.

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