The Great Cardio Myth: Why Cardio Exercise Won't Get You Slim, Strong, Or Healthy - And The New High-intensity Strength Tr by Craig BallantyneThe Great Cardio Myth: Why Cardio Exercise Won't Get You Slim, Strong, Or Healthy - And The New High-intensity Strength Tr by Craig Ballantyne

The Great Cardio Myth: Why Cardio Exercise Won't Get You Slim, Strong, Or Healthy - And The New…

byCraig BallantyneAs told byChelsea Ratcliff

Paperback | January 1, 2017

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The Great Cardio Mythuncovers the science behind cardio and why, despite popular belief, it is an ineffective workout for weight loss and overall health.

Today, we are heavier and more out of shape than ever—and likely suffering from overuse injuries incurred from years of prolonged cardio exercise. New research is showing thatlong cardio and endurance workouts do not get us slimmeror stronger. Theydo not promote longevity or protect against heart disease. In fact, they may do the opposite by putting excessive strain on our heart, joints, and muscles and slow our metabolism.

The Great Cardio Mythwill show you how to get the same orbetter fitness results in one-fifth the timeof a typical cardio session and debunk unproductive exercise habits.

WithThe Great Cardio Mythyou will learn to:

  • Lose weight (and keep it off) in just a few short workouts per week.
  • Keep your metabolism active for hours after a workout.
  • Strengthen and protect your heart, joints, and muscles.
  • Burn through belly fat—and other stubborn areas quickly
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc., is a Strength & Conditioning coach, creator of the bestselling Turbulence Training plan. Craig also has an advanced research background, completing a Master's of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from McMaster University. He is a contributing author to Men's Health and Women's Health magazines, and a ...
Title:The Great Cardio Myth: Why Cardio Exercise Won't Get You Slim, Strong, Or Healthy - And The New…Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:192 pages, 9 × 8 × 0.5 inShipping dimensions:9 × 8 × 0.5 inPublished:January 1, 2017Publisher:Fair Winds PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1592337392

ISBN - 13:9781592337392


Rated 5 out of 5 by from You have to read this book! I have this nasty habit of starting to read one book, while I've already got another (or few) on the go. At the end of the year there were a bunch of books announced that I really wanted to get, so I pre-ordered them, and they all started arriving within a few days of each other. So I've got 4 books on the go right now, but I put 3 of them down to read this one when it arrived. I haven't finished it yet, as I only have a few minutes each day available to read, right before I go to sleep. I'm past the halfway point now though, and I've learned a lot! The Great Cardio Myth, by Craig Ballantyne is great for anyone who has been struggling with weight and with spending hours sweating at the gym on the machines with no results and can't figure out why; it's great for personal trainers who are teaching their clients the "old way" of calories in/calories out, and you gotta do hours of cardio each week to stay fit. Or for people like me who like myth busting. :) I know a lot about food and what it does to our bodies when we eat it. I've been studying and learning about food and nutrition since late 2008. But I didn't know a whole lot about physical fitness until I started following Craig Ballantyne and doing his Turbulence Training exercise program about 2 or 3 years ago. I've had 3 surgeries that have cut my abdominal muscles and caused some scar tissue under the surface, it makes it look lumpy, and fat gets trapped there between the muscle and scarring. I *never* thought I'd be able to build that muscle back up again, I had tried the "old" way with cardio and sit ups and crunches. But that just doesn't work. When I started Turbulence Training, I built muscle, and was able to see my abs through the scar tissue! Your body composition is about 80% what you eat. 10% how much and what you do to move it, and 10% genetics. If you're feeding yourself nothing but manufactured convenience foods and McD's, you can't out exercise that. It is just not possible. You should read this book, buy yourself a copy, or pick one up at the library. If they don't have it, ask them to buy it! You wont regret it!
Date published: 2017-01-09