Faced with the choice between changing one's mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. -- Galbraith's Law
You would be amazed at how many people have sent me emails and stopped me at the gym to debate with me on the research I've been sharing with all of you over the past few weeks; that slow steady state cardio does not produce as effective results as interval training. Said another way, if given 30 minutes to do slow steady state cardio or some form of interval training, you can burn more calories doing interval training and create less wear and tear on your joints. To me that sounds like a win/win.
But it seems no matter what, some people are just committed to staying in a rut no matter how much information they receive. If you're getting amazing results doing slow steady state cardio, by all means please continue. If however, you're getting less than amazing results and time is an issue when it comes to getting your cardio time in during the week, then I strongly encourage you, with your doctor's permission of course, to try some form of interval training for a minimum of 4-6 weeks and compare the results.
What's that old saying, "proof is in the pudding", or something like that. Bottom line is, rather than argue the point or just push the evidence aside, try it! The only thing you have to lose is that body fat that you don't want around anyway.
It's the last week of January, the year is already beginning to roll right by, why not get in shape and out of pain before spring. Don't be the last one on the "no more steady state cardio" boat, be the first.
Here's a little demo of me performing the Kettlebell Swings. I assure, it will definitely get your heart rate up and will definitely decrease the overall wear and tear on your hips, knees and lower back. One word of caution however; Be sure to consult a certified Kettlebell instructor to make sure you are doing them correctly to avoid injury.
Get on Track and Stay on Track!
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