Anyone who’s been in this game long enough will tell you that the hierarchy of body transformation goes like this:
Nutrition is king.
Weight training is second.
Cardio is a far distant third.
In my program you will not find long-duration cardio. It’s unnecessary and quite frankly a waste of time if you want real results.
It’s no surprise that most people quit their ‘lifestyle change’ after a couple of months of going to the gym and seeing no results. Whenever I’ve asked these people, ‘What did you do during those two months?’, the answer is always ‘An hour of cardio every day.’ and usually they do this 4-6 times per week. The mentality generally is: I’ll lose some weight first, then start weight training. Well, therein lies the problem.
Cardio should NOT be the go to form of exercise for fat loss, it should be used as a supplement.
That being said, there are benefits to cardio, and you should do it – the right way! In this section, we’ll go through why you need it, the differences in types of cardio, and when to do it.
“Cardio” is any aerobic activity that strengthens and improves the cardiovascular system in order to manage and deliver oxygen throughout the body more efficiently.
Your body needs oxygen in order to metabolize (break down) fat to be able to use it as an energy source. You need to do some form of cardio in order to lose fat from the body.