Friday, September 12, 2008

Still Think That Cardio Is The Key To Fat Loss?

Rachel Cosgrove (wife of Alwyn) recently trained for and completed an Ironman triathlon. She was already a proponent of weight training and cardio intervals for fat loss but even Rachel was surprised at how her body reacted to all that endurance training.
Fortunately, I now have first-hand experience that steady-state aerobics is absolutely, completely, utterly ineffective for fat loss. After working my way up to twenty training hours a week, I can tell you that long, steady-state endurance is not the answer for a defined, lean physique and it's a waste of time if your goal is fat loss.
It's only the answer if your goal is to complete an endurance event.

You can, and should, read the entire article here.

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