Do you dread your boring exercise routine? Are you starting to feel like a hamster on a treadmill, going round and round and never losing the weight?
You’re not alone. Research has shown that all that expensive equipment like Stairmasters, elliptical machines and treadmills can trick your body into storing fat instead of burning it!
All the hours you spend doggedly running on the treadmill, hitting that “Fat Burning Zone” button over and over are wasted, because you are actually training your body to store your body fat. Don’t believe me? Check out this research study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology that shows that those doing intense cardio workouts develop decreased T3 hormone production.
Do you know what the T3 hormone is? Your thyroid produces it to burn excess body fat. And burning body fat is what causes you to lose weight. But all that cardio you do stresses your body and causes it to suppress this vital hormone responsible for burning fat. Our bodies need a certain amount of fat to properly function. If your body is tricked into thinking all its fat is burning up, it automatically goes into suppression mode and the result is . . . storage of more fat!
Great. Just what you needed to hear, right? But that’s not the only detrimental effect of cardio workouts on the body. When you do cardio workouts, you are stressing your body to the max! A 2011 study was published in the scientific journal of psychoneuroendocrinology that showed how cardio workouts increase the stress hormone cortisol, which actually increases your visceral body fat and elevates your risk of cancer and heart disease.
Think about that for awhile. All those hours and miles on the treadmill and doing workouts you believed would get you in shape and lead you to a healthier lifestyle, and you are doing your poor body more harm than good!
Oh, My Aching Back!
In addition to straining your heart muscle, you are doing no favors to your joints or back either. When you run, each time your foot lands on the ground, the stress impacts your body with three times your own weight. Do the math; I’ll wait.
Imagine the impact of 600 pounds of pressure applied to your joints over and over, day after day. Picture the cartilage breaking down under all of that immense pressure and stress. Our bodies weren’t designed for that kind of overuse, and eventually your back, hips, knees, ankles and feet are going to pay the price. Runners routinely require knee and hip replacements from chronic overuse.
Don’t Be That Guy
Ever heard of Jim Fixx? He wrote The Complete Book of Running in 1977. Seven years later, at the age of 52, he dropped dead of a heart attack after completing his daily run.
But that could be just an aberration, right? The exception to the rule. Let’s ask Kelly Barrett her opinion on the stresses or running on the human heart. Except you can’t. The 43-year-old mother of three ran the Chicago Marathon and collapsed from cardiac arrest. She was hospitalized and died less than a week later.
Brazilian Carlos Jose Gomes finished running the New York City Marathon and died of a heart attack. So did 50-year-old Dr. Matthew Hardy. Ryan Say hoped to run a marathon in the Olympics. But he died while running in the Olympic Trials Marathon in NYC.
Prior Ironman champion Norman Stadler believed his intense cardio workouts were helping him stay in tiptop shape. But he went under the knife in 2011 to fix a huge aneurysm in his aorta that developed from his excessive cardio workouts.
Heed the words of cardiologist John Mandrola:
“Studies have shown elevated levels of coronary plaque in serial marathoners – a problem that rigorous exercise theoretically could cause. Heart disease comes from inflammation and if you’re constantly, chronically inflaming yourself, never letting your body heal, why wouldn’t there be a relationship between over-exercise and heart disease?”
You may be thinking that those deaths, while tragic, are anomalies when you consider the number of people who run in marathons and don’t die. And it’s true that those are somewhat extreme cases. But what’s not extreme is the fact that the second most common reason for Baby Boomers to visit their doctors are sports-related injuries attributed to overdoing it and which result in diagnoses like arthritis, bursitis and tendinitis.
Cardio Causes Rapid Aging
According to an article in the September 2010 Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research,
“Cardio causes immense oxidative damage and a flood of free radicals to the body.”
What this means is all those molecules of free radicals coursing through your bloodstream are attacking your cells, damaging your organs, causing your skin to age and making you look older than your years. Even if you use sunscreen, your skin can sag and you’ll develop wrinkled skin with the texture of leather while still in your 40s.
Oh No! What to Do, What to Do?
By now you are probably pretty worried. You’ve been running on your treadmill, straining on the elliptical, busting your butt in all those expensive classes with the spray-tanned trainers . . . and now you’re faced with the truth. All of this is enough to make you give up and go eat a cheeseburger. And why not? Because while they’re not the healthiest food choice, cheeseburgers eaten in moderation cause you far less harm than your hard-driving cardio workouts.
Let me ease your mind and offer a healthy alternative.
Do you have 90 minutes a week that you can devote to three 30 minute sessions of really hard work? Think about it. This is something you can do on your lunch hour, or before work or in place of one of those mind-numbing 30 minute sitcoms in the evening after work. I can teach you how to exercise in short bursts to boost your metabolic rate to run faster all the time, not just when you’re sweating it off. You can actually re-train your body to burn fat while your body remains at rest — while you work, sleep, eat and go about your daily routine.
The system that I have used and works wonders is called Turbulence Training, and it has proven results.
Who Is Craig B and Why It Matters
Sound too good to be true? I understand. Let me introduce the creator of this amazing training program. His name is Craig Ballantyne, and fitness is his field. He has a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. You may have read some of his fitness articles published in Men’s Health, Women’s Health and Oxygen magazines. He also runs multiple websites devoted to fitness and has over 205,000 subscribers. He has extensively researched his subject matter, and other researchers bear out his findings.
East Tennessee State University researchers did a study comparing cardio workouts with Turbulence Training-style workouts and discovered that after eight weeks of working out, those doing the Turbulence Training-style workouts had burned 200 percent more body fat than those doing cardio.
More researchers tested Turbulence Training-style and published their results in the Metabolism journal. They discovered these style of workouts burned 450 percent more body fat than cardio workouts ever did.
Even the Journal of Obesity chimed in with their study published in the April 6, 2012 issue that showed that Turbulence Training-style workouts reduce the most dangerous fat of all — belly fat — by 17 percent with only an hour a week of exercise.
That’s amazing, folks. And this is all without exposing your heart and other vital organs to damage.
Be sure to check out the Turbulence Training Program.
Let’s Talk About EPOC
Have you heard the term EPOC before? It stands for Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption and refers to the increased oxygen intake rate that follows strenuous activity with the intent of erasing the oxygen deficit to the body. Fitness buffs are more familiar calling it “Afterburn.”
What it means is, if you are properly exercising, you will be burning fat long after you end your workout, up to 38 hours post workout.
That’s a day and a half later. That’s amazing. You burn fat long after you stop your workout because you have successfully raised your metabolic rate.
You can’t get the Afterburn Effect doing cardio.
Imagine working out only three days a week and training your body to continue burning fat on the other four days. Only 90 minutes of exercise a week will have your body burning fat 24 hours a day seven days a week.
These changes are immediate. You don’t have to wait weeks for the results to take effect.
More Energy for Your Life
Another positive by-product of the Turbulence Training system is an increase in your energy levels. Imagine not feeling beat at the end of the work day, having the energy to come home and play with the kids or head out on the town with your spouse like back in the good old days. You can and you will once you start the program. Within seven days of Turbulence Training, you’ll notice a boost in your energy levels, feel younger and more athletic.
And here’s more good news. You don’t have to join an expensive gym or hire a personal trainer. You can do all 24 of these workouts right in the comfort of your own home. Watch them on your iPad, iPod or computer — whatever is most convenient.
A Valuable Offer
You can watch a professional trainer working out right along with you so you know exactly what you need to be doing and see how to do it correctly so you don’t strain yourself. You’ll also get a 12-week schedule detailing each workout you need to do on every workout day. If you have a workout program you already enjoy doing, I can show you how Turbulence Training can enhance the fat burning power of your routine and achieve results even faster.
You also get an easy-to-follow nutrition plan that will teach you ways to incorporate your favorite foods into a healthy diet without gaining weight or feeling guilty.
You will even get an advanced program at no additional cost called Turbulence Training for Buff Dudes and Hot Chicks which you’ll be ready to use after you become proficient at the beginning level. All you have to do is to try Turbulence Training for a 60-day risk-free trial.
If you’re not satisfied, you can get a FULL REFUND within 90 days.
I have been using the Turbulence Training system and incorporating it into other workouts for months now and I can say with confidence that this is the best I have ever felt. I have more energy, I’m less stressed, I’m just generally much happier. I dropped the couple pounds I was looking to lose and I’ve toned up to levels that I didn’t think I could. I highly recommend that you give the system a try. You have nothing to lose!
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