Why Cardio is NOT the Answer for Fat Loss



Here is a question and answer explanation from Ultra Fit at Coop's founder, John DeFendis


Dear Mr. DeFendis,
 I continue to hear about your "Cut out the Cardio" for Fat Loss philosophy and quite frankly, I have heard people say that you are crazy.
 Can you give me your perspective?
 I wanted to give you a chance to respond to my inquiry, even though you probably won't publish my letter publicly.
 Dear Friend,
 And I use the term "friend" in a sincere way because you are giving me an opportunity to wake some people up to the realization that cardio is not the answer
 for someone who wants to lose weight and get in shape.
 Afterall, there are millions of people doing cardio everyday and our society is fatter than ever!
 People need to be educated on fitness with real information that works.
 As to those people who think I am crazy?
 How can anyone argue with the weight loss success of tens of thousands of people over a 30 year period who have transformed their bodies, their health and their lives with Ultra Fit and our training philosophies?
 Quite frankly, NOTHING Succeeds like SUCCESS!
 Okay so lets get on with it.
 Any specific cardio exercise that one does (treadmill, bike, stairmachine, running, etc) will burn a small amount of calories during the exercise and then cease to burn additional calories within hours after the exercise is completed.
 Our Ultra Fit program at Coop's Health & Fitness and our philosophies are quite different when burning fat and getting in shape. By eliminating the cardio exercise we will still achieve the cardio benefits of working the heart, lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and we will also help stabilize blood sugar levels. At the same time we will utilize more energy (calories) and burn more fat while also increasing our metabolic rate by having more lean, firm and toned muscle. The end result will always be a lean, firm and fit body with the capabilities of staying that way.
 Let me explain how this works by asking you a question.
 If you were to take apart a living room wall unit and lay the pieces on the floor and then begin to put that wall unit back together. Could you rebuild that wall unit WITHOUT using any energy at all?
 The answer is obviously NO.
 Any activity is going to utilize energy and even though you expended energy taking that wall unit apart, you will expend more energy rebuilding it because it will take more time to do that.
 Now lets look at a Challenging Ultra Fit Strength Training workout that lasts just one hour a day. During that hour you will expend more energy then you expend walking or running on a treadmill. Why? Because you are engaging more muscle and your intensity level is higher. But here is the kicker and the reason why strength training and Ultra Fit, a properly implemented nutritional program for recovery and rebuilding is more effective at melting away fat than cardio is.
 During a great workout the body breaks down tissue. Following the workout the body works hard to rebuild that muscle tissue and in order to adapt to the demands that you placed on the muscle, even builds additional muscle tissue, providing you are ingesting the right foods and the right amounts.
 This process takes between 48-72 hours and during that time the body is utilizing tremendous amounts of energy to rebuild and recover. It is this energy (calories) that is helping us burn our bodyfat stores and get in great shape.
 We are also building new shapely muscle which is going to increase our metabolic rate and even burn more fat and help us stay fit and healthy for years to come.
 So why cut back on the cardio?
 Simply because the first thing that the cardio will burn is ingested calories and we want those quality calories to be utilized to build muscle after a workout, therefore allowing us to burn more fat. 


Message from John DeFendis

*Results may vary from person to person.

2 comments (Add your own)

1. Ronelle wrote:
I agree 100% that more Cardio is NOT the answer!

Mon, February 13, 2017 @ 2:10 AM

2. wrote:
Hey! Would you mind if I share your blog with
my twitter group? There's a lot of people that I think would really
enjoy your content. Please let me know. Thanks

Fri, August 17, 2018 @ 7:38 PM

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