Thoughts on Cardio for Weight Loss

Written by: Brad Pilon

In the last three days I have read a lot of Cardio-Hate.

Some of it has been pretty severe, including statements like:

X Cardio can stop fat loss DEAD in its tracks

X Cardio wrecks your joints

and even…

X Cardio can KILL YOU

Some of these statements are a little to ‘out there’ for my tastes, but I will say that when it comes to weight loss cardio is a waste of time.

Sure, 30-40 minutes 2-3 times per week is easily manageable, but that’s not what some people are doing.

No, some people are doing and hour in the morning and then another hour at night, and they do this 5-6 times per week!

And these people aren’t runners or cyclists, they’re the zombies at your gym slaving away on the treadmill or elliptical. They are there when you start your workout, and they are there when you leave…

The truth is, pounds are lost in the kitchen, ounces are lost in the gym (thanks Amy for the quote)

When it comes to weight loss, your success mostly come from your diet, HOWEVER those ounces in the gym?  They count big time – so if you’re going to go to the gym use your time wisely.

Please don’t slave away on a treadmill or elliptical machine for two hours a day, when you could get far better results without wasting two hours of your life every day.

If you still don’t believe me, and still feel the need to ‘walk away the pounds’ then I think you need to check out what Craig Ballantyne has to say about cardio.

It’s extreme, but he makes an excellent point – bottom line – you could use your time better.

—> Craig says ‘Stop trying to walk away the pounds’

In the end, it’s not really about cardio as much as it is using your time well by having a well designed workout program – and that’s something that Craig delivers in spades.

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