I’m going to let you in on one of the best things you can do for yourself on your fitness journey.
Trust me, you’ll want to read this one through till the end so you don’t make this fatal mistake!
I’m going to teach you exactly how you should go about tackling your cardio.
Now I know what you’re thinking.
Hell yeah! I’m ready to rock n roll! I’m going to rock out 60 minutes of cardio every day, 7 days a week and drop these 50 pounds in no time.
That is the last thing you want to do.
When you are implementing your cardio, I want you to consider this as playing a game of poker.
Now, 60 minutes would be a very long time to do cardio…right?
If you were playing poker and you showed your entire hand right away, what would happen?
The GAME IS OVER!
That is not what you want here. You want to show your body one card at a time when it comes to your cardio.
So how do we do this?
If you’re willing to experiment with me, I will guide you step by step.
First, you want to start SMALL!
If you haven’t been doing cardio as of late, your cardiorespiratory and muscular systems will be extremely inefficient and will burn far more calories!
It’s much simpler than you think. Starting in a de-conditioned state means less is more!
We are going to work with progressive overload.
For the next 12 weeks, I want you to start with 10 minutes of steady state cardio 5 days a week.
Every 2 weeks bump the time up 5 minutes per session.
Once you get to week 8 or so, you can start incorporating some intervals on the treadmill, bike or elliptical and bring the time back down to 15-20 minutes.
Pair this with solid nutrition and some weights and that body fat won’t stand a chance!
You got this, my friend!