Sunday, November 29, 2009

5 Reasons Why “Slow-go” Cardio Just DOESN'T Work

Hi, Tyron here with really cool guest post from Joel Marion, fat loss and body transformation expert and creator of Cheat Your Way Thin, the "cheating" system to effortlessly strip away countless inches and melt stubborn body fat fast.

But before I get to that I just wanted to remind you of my 36 Day Rapid Fat Loss Holiday Program that I'm opening today, Monday November 30th.

People are always wanting to the fast solution to help them shrink the waist, hips and buns area…

… while there is no quick fix (I don’t care what the infomercials claim) I did go to the drawing board and crafted a new 36 day rapid fat loss program that’s right up your alley – if you want fast results.

You probably know that Resurrect Your Body Boot Camp's evening class is pretty much full, but we do have room for another small group so I thought I’d let you know that my NEW 36 Day Rapid Fat Loss Holiday program starts Monday, November 30th and the best part is that the 36 day program is discounted to only $147 and INCLUDES my Unstoppable Fat Loss Nutrition Formula Program to help you incinerate the body fat fast. That's up to 24 sessions of boot camp for ONLY $147 at a ridiculously low rate of $6.20 per session!

The only catch is that the camp is almost full and we can only take on 3 more participates. So if you’re ready to fit into your skinny jeans again and want to firm and tone your body all while dropping inches and pounds then make sure to register for our 36 Day Rapid Fat Loss Boot Camp.

Here’s how to register…

Just call me at 604.626.2342 or email me at and let me know that you want in on the 36 Day Rapid Fat Loss Boot Camp and I’ll get you all dialed and ready for Monday, November 30th. You will still be able to enter the program during the entire week of Monday November 30th even if you miss the first day.

Classes take place:

At BFit Personal Training Studio in North Vancouver at
Suite 103 – 38 Fell Ave. (near the North Shore Auto Mall)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
7:15-8:00pm (in the evening)

At Absolute Academy in North Vancouver at
2104 Front Street (just off Old Dollarton, near the Second Narrows Bridge behind Maplewood Plaza)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
11:45am-12:30pm (noon)

You can attend either class depending on your schedule and what works best for you that day, i.e. attend the midday class on Monday, evening class on Wednesday and midday class on Friday.

Workout Buddy Discounts
Also, for EVERY friend you bring to attend the 36 day program, I'll give you $50 ca.shback. So feel to bring as many people as you want and for EACH one I'll give you $50! So you can get the entire program FR.EE for bringing a couple people. Not bad if you ask me.

30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
All my fitness boot camps come with an iron clad 30 day mo.ney back guarantee. If during your first 30 days you don't lose AT LEAST a clothing size and aren’t thrilled and satisfied with my fitness boot camps, just let me know and I'll refund your purchase price, no hard feelings. This is a no-risk, no fine print, you can't lose, money back guarantee. Your satisfaction is my goal. So if you sign up today for the 36 day program and don't like it within the first 30 days you'll get every single penny back.

Here’s how to register…

Just call me at 604.626.2342 or email me at and let me know that you want in on the 36 Day Rapid Fat Loss Boot Camp and I’ll get you all dialed and ready for Monday, November 30th. You will still be able to enter the program during the entire week of Monday November 30th even if you miss the first day.

Now to why "slow-go" cardio DOESN'T work for fat loss.


Apparently, many people are still stuck doing long duration, low-intensity cardiovascular exercise — yikes!

Here’s the deal: if you’re looking to achieve maximal benefit from the time you put into your workouts, long duration “slow-go” cardio is NOT the way to go, and for many reasons.

Here are my top 5:

1. Minimal calories burned — 45 minutes on the treadmill may burn a whopping 300 calories if you’re lucky, the equivalent of ONE TENTH of a pound of fat. Exercise ten hours a week and you might just lose a pound!

Which brings me to my next point:

2. Way too much time involved — I don’t know about you, but I don’t have hours and hours of my time to pour into working out each week. In fact, very rarely do I ever exceed three hours of exercise weekly, and you know what? That’s ALL you need.

Beyond that, slow-go cardio is:

3. BORING as heck — Sitting on an exercise bike staring at the wall in front of me for 45-60 minutes? No thanks.

But perhaps even worse is the fact that slow-go cardio provides:

4. No prolonged metabolic benefit — Did you know that with higher intensity exercise it is possible to continue to burn calories for up to 48 hours post workout? It’s true. But you know what else is true? Long duration, low intensity cardio provides virtually NO prolonged elevation in metabolism. In fact, with slow-go cardio, metabolism returns to baseline almost IMMEDIATELY following the exercise session.

And finally, the reason that trumps all the others:

5. Minimal fat loss — Minimal calories burned during the session and virtually no additional calories burned afterward = minimal, if any fat loss results. And let’s be honest, the only reason anyone is doing cardio is for the “result”.

So if slow-go cardio isn’t a great solution, what is?

Short duration, high-intensity exercise. Less time, faster results — THAT’S what it’s all about. Circuit-style training where you go from one exercise to the next with MINIMAL rest. This REALLY gets the metabolism cranked up!

And keep in mind, “high intensity” is relative to you. I don’t care if you’re already in great shape or if you’re 40 lbs overweight, you can exercise with intensity.

So what about you? Are you stuck doing slow-go cardio or have you embraced the benefit of much shorter, higher intensity sessions?

Let me know in the comments below. I'd enjoy hearing your thoughts and questions below.

Joel Marion has appeared on such television networks as NBC, ABC, and CBS, is a frequent guest on SIRIUS satellite radio, and has been featured in the pages of more than 20 popular national newsstand magazines including Men’s Fitness, Woman’s Day, Maximum Fitness, Oxygen, Clean Eating, MuscleMag International, and Muscle & Fitness Hers. His other accomplishments include winning the world’s largest Body Transformation contest for “regular” people, the Body-for-Life Transformation Challenge, in 2001. He's authored the internationally best-selling ebook, Cheat Your Way Thin.

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