These Cardio Mistakes Will Slow Down Or Prevent Fat Loss
Hi, guys! I’m trainer Amy Jo with ATHLEANXX for Women and today I want to discuss some tips. Why cardio mistakes are often happening all the time.
I want to debunk some myths that maybe you think are true about cardio, and where some errors can be happening in your cardio regimen.
These 5 worst cardio mistakes for fat loss are things you’ll want to avoid if you want to learn how to lose bodyfat.
This list includes the worst types of cardio for fat loss as well as other common fat loss mistakes that keep people from reaching their goals.
If you want to know how to lose fat, first it’s important to know what doesn’t work.
These are some of the worst fat loss mistakes that are perpetuated in the culture, such as that cardio is the only or the best way to lose weight.
This is actually one of the worst weight loss mistakes. If you want to know how to lose bodyfat, you’ll need to incorporate some strength training and make some dietary changes in addition to doing cardio.
You’ll also want to avoid the worst types of cardio for fat loss which is pretty much any slow prolonged cardio.
If you want to know how to lose fat it’s important to choose the best cardio for fat loss, which often comes in the form of strength routines done intensely for shorter periods of time.
Here are the most common fat loss mistakes related to cardio:
1) Doing only cardio and no strength training
2) Doing lower intensity cardio
3) Doing the same type of cardio in every session
4) Doing more than 30 mins of cardio per day
5) Doing cardio but not adjusting nutrition
Strength Training Should Be Part Of Any Fat Loss Program
So number one is reminding yourself that if you’re just doing cardio and you don’t have any strength training involved in your program that you’re not going to get fat loss as quickly and as effectively as you thought you would.
So make sure that strength training is in your program and not just all cardio.
Low Intensity Cardio Won’t Get It Done
Number two: make sure that you’re not just doing low intensity cardio. Low intensity cardio is defined as just keeping your heart rate at more of a steady state level.
For myself it would be right around a 130-140 range. Make sure you’re pushing your heart rate so you’re pumping, you’re going hard, and you have to reduce the time because you’re working so hard.
Making sure that you’re not also going over 30 minutes is kind of a point to that as well. The higher intensity that you’re going to be, you’re not going to be able to do 60 minutes of a high intensity cardio.
High Intensity Cardio Time Limit 30 Minutes
Make sure that high intensity cardio is 30 minutes, no more than, because really you’re going to burn more calories, get more bang for your buck, and if you’re going 60 minutes plus every day for a long time your risk of injury is much higher.
So remind yourself that 30 minutes is definitely plenty and to adjust within your nutrition program if you’re not getting results, even with the 30 minutes.
There’s other variables that play into your cardio and getting results as well.
So make sure that you’ve got strength training involved, you’re not doing too much low intensity, you’re adjusting your nutrition program, you’re not doing any more than 30 minutes of cardio a day – trying to prevent injury, and we want longevity.
And then the very last one is making sure that you’re not doing the same type of cardio in every session.
Mix Up Your Cardio Workouts
Mix it up. You don’t want to just be on the treadmill every time. You don’t just want to be on the step mill, or outside running every time.
Mix it up, challenge your body in new ways, and I promise you, you’ll see results because your body is challenged by using different ways and different forms. It likes to adapt.
So make sure that you’re adding variety. Also for your motivation levels as well.
So there are five great tips. A lot of mistakes that we make and you want fat loss. We all want results. Those are some great tips there that can help you get more efficient, and effective results.
I’m Amy Jo. Leave me a comment below, thumbs up. Let us know other ones, maybe tips that people can share. Tips that have really helped you transform your cardio mistakes into more effective results.
See you next time..
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