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How To Burn Fat Not Time
By Steve Agyei
Why waste hours on a cardio machine. when you could be out having fun?
Why waste hours on a cardio machine. when you could be out having fun?

Good Morning,

It is time for this week's Monday Motivational Beyond Lifestyle Secrets Newsletter.
"There's time enough, but none to spare."
- Charles W. Chesnutt
It has been great being back in London, back in the gym environment with Daley,with the other trainers and experts in their fields as well as meeting up with friends I have not seen for years.

The one downside of being back in the city for myself is a distinct lack of time. Up in the Highlands on the Black Isle in Cromarty, time stands still and between writing and researching for my online business. I had plenty of time to meditate, do yoga, go on long walks with the dogs, ride my bike and work out in my gym.

In London everybody is rushing around, me included, which is the norm in any major city in the world. On top of all reading, writing and researching I need to do for Beyond Lifestyle, I am training people, teaching classes, meeting suppliers and researchers of the latest fitness technology as well as going to meetings with my business partners and investors.

Time is of the essence and people do not have hours to spend in a gym, boring themselves to tears on a cardio machine. For years people were always told to lose weight and burn fat you need to do a cardio workout at a low to medium intensity, which they used to call the fat burning zone. I used to see people in gyms literally on a cardio machine for hours, watching the TV or reading books. I never ever trained like that myself even when the industry was telling everybody to train like that. Spending hours on a cardio machine was not my idea of fun, so I would do sprints, skipping or get on a punch bag and work at a really high intensity for 10 to 15 minutes.
"Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to the proper use."
- Thomas J. Watson
When I first met and started training with Daley Thompson ten years ago, I loved his training sessions because everything was always short, sharp and explosive and we worked at an incredibly high intensity, but always had lots of fun and laughter as we trained.

When I started working with Craig Ballantyne four years ago and went out to the states last year to study and become a Turbulence Training Certified Trainer, he was insistent that doing lots of long sessions of cardio was detrimental to losing weight, which he backed up with years of scientific research.

Here Craig shares three shocking scientific facts that reveal exactly Why You're NOT Getting the Fat Loss Results You Deserve:

FAT FACT 1: Cardio Makes You Gain Fat Around Your Belly, Thighs, Hips, and Legs

Most people believe that the key to losing fat and getting in shape is to spend lots of time running on a treadmill.

But that's dead wrong.

You see, long, slow and boring cardio actually trains your body to store fat. It makes your body guard its fat closer than a hungry dog guards his food.

I know you've seen that famous button on the treadmill that reads: "Fat Burning Zone" but that button should really be called the "Fat STORING Zone" because that's the real effect it has on your body.

When you spend 30, 40 or even 50 minutes pounding away on the treadmill, you send your body a powerful signal to start storing fat instead of burning it.

Why?

It's all in your hormones.

Here's what smart scientists know:

According to a study in the European Journal of Applied Physiology, people who performed intense cardio suffered from decreased T3 hormone production.

T3 is the hormone produced by your thyroid to burn fat. When you do cardio, your body reacts to the stress by suppressing this fat burning hormone. This means your body starts gaining fat immediately. Why? Because your body needs the fat to function.

But it gets worse...

Doing cardio also puts massive amounts of stress on your body.

According to a 2011 study in the scientific journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, Cardio increases the stress hormone cortisol.

Cortisol is associated with heart disease, cancer and visceral belly fat. That's the kind of fat that hangs around your waist and gives you that disgusting pear shape.

If cortisol and T3 weren't bad enough...

During long, slow and boring cardio - your appetite also increases.

Have you ever CRAVED sugary food after you finish a long run?

I'm sure you have and it's all because your body gets very greedy for food after you finish your cardio session.

In fact, your body overreacts to cardio like a dramatic teenager, causing you to eat more and more food. Even worse, you always end up eating more fat-gaining calories AFTER you work out which means that you gain more and more weight.

A 2008 study in the International Journal of Obesity found that:

After cardio exercise, the subjects end up eating 100 calories more than they just burned off.

Researchers have even found that people on a long term cardio plan actually GAIN weight instead of losing it.

A 2006 study in the International Journal of Obesity found that runners who ran the same distance or slightly more each week had LARGER waistlines at the end of the 9 year study.

FAT FACT 2: Cardio DAMAGES Your Heart, Joints, and Back

In 1977, Jim Fixx published The Complete Book of Running. In 1984, Jim Fixx died of a massive heart after his daily run.

He was 52 years old.

Fixx is the misguided man behind the entire cardio craze.

Even Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the founder of aerobics, recently admitted that he was WRONG about cardio. In his latest book, he said there is "no correlation between 'aerobic' endurance performance and healthy, longevity or protection against heart disease."

You see, cardio overworks your heart and can lead to death by massive heart attack, all because your body has not evolved to handle long, slow and boring cardio.

The man who ran the first marathon, the Greek soldier Pheidippides, dropped dead as he arrived in Athens with news of victory. We weren't meant to run marathons.

So not only does cardio damage your heart, it also wrecks your joints.
When running, did you know that every time your foot hits the treadmill it experiences 3 times your bodyweight in impact stress?

That means that if you weigh 200 pounds, every stride you take puts 600 pounds of pressure on your legs and back.

What do you think happens next?

Your joints aren't used to having 600 pounds of pressure on them. Your cartilage breaks down and you get searing pain in your knees, hips, ankles, feet and back.

Every single step sends a shockwave through your entire lower body, which can cripple you. You've seen former runners suffer and limp along. They need knee replacements at 45 or have chronic overuse injuries that prevent them from walking without pain.

FAT FACT 3: Cardio Makes Your Entire Body Age Faster

You've seen how cardio makes you fat. You've seen how cardio ruins your heart and cripples your joints. But cardio also ages your entire body...

A recent article in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research found that:

Cardio causes immense oxidative damage and a flood of free radicals to the body.

Free radicals are molecules that cause rapid aging in your body. During cardio, your body is filled with free radicals that wander around your bloodstream and attack your cells like a street thug.

Not only do free radicals cause damage to all your organs... doing cardio also damages your skin and makes you look older.

Dr. Laurence Kirwan, a plastic surgeon, claims that cardio can damage facial tissue and cause skin to sag. You see, cardio actually ages your skin and gives you that leathery, unattractive wrinkled look before your time.

That's why you see runners who are in their forties with a wrinkled face like a 60-year old sun-worshipper. Their skin sags down and their face is a wrinkled mess.

Since cardio wasn't the answer, Craig went in search of a solution that would help his clients actually lose that stubborn fat.

What he discovered shocked him.

He realized that long distance runners look and train WRONG. Because they do long, slow and boring cardio they have a scrawny build, a fat stomach, and no definition or tone in their muscles.

They don't look good... they look sick.

But sprinters and other athletes look like jungle cats. They're thin and have lean, sexy muscle.

They look amazing.

So he decided to reverse engineer the sprinter's body by having my clients train using short burst workouts that lasted 30 minutes or less.

The results astonished him.

His clients melted away their fat and built bodies that made their friends and family JEALOUS.

In just 90 minutes PER WEEK his clients burned off all of their nasty body fat and looked great.

He called this special program Turbulence Training and I am one of only a handful of certified Turbulence Trainers in the UK.

Researchers at East Tennessee State University compared Turbulence Training-style workouts against long, slow and boring cardio.

After 8 weeks of training, they found that the TT-style workout burned 200% more fat than the long, slow boring cardio.

Another study, published in the prestigious journal Metabolism proved that TT-style workouts burned 450% more body fat than traditional, long, slow and boring cardio.

Daley Thompson's training and that of all the training and classes at DaleyFitness shares a similar philosophy, we are all sprinters and train in short sharp, bursts to help us stay lean, fit and young and have plenty of energy to enhance the other areas of our life - family, business and health.

A lot of our classes and sessions are 20 - 30 minutes and we encourage people to train in small groups rather than alone as training in small groups has been scientifically proven to improve motivation and engagement rates when exercising.

We have taken this concept further with the use of our revolutionary HIT Machines.

The HIT Machine is a new concept in concentric biased training which facilitates high intensity / low impact small group workouts.

Burn More Calories

The high intensity nature of a HIT session enables users to burn calories at a greater rate than most other forms of exercise. This widely accepted scientific principle of EPOC (Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption) more commonly know as AFTERBURN.

In short HIT burns fat and causes your body to continue burning fat for hours after your workout is complete.

The unique variable resistance technology at the heart of the HIT Machine means that if you are a professional athlete, frequent gym user or an exercise novice the HIT machine will respond individually to the force and effort you apply.

Everyone at DaleyFitness gets a MYZONE Heart Rate monitor allowing users to monitor their effort and performance during each session. At the end of the session, a report is generated and emailed to you. Instantly, you can view your effort intensity and how many calories you burned.

You won't have to wait weeks or months to start seeing and feeling the results of your hard work. From day one, your body will turn into a fat burning machine.

Even though you'll see rapid fat loss results, another important change will happen in your body...

...you'll start to feel younger and more energetic.

Imagine for a moment what it will feel like when you have all the energy you need to enjoy your busy life.

You'll be able to work hard at your career. You'll feel more satisfied in the office. You'll have the energy to tackle big projects and get the results you deserve.

You'll have the energy to enjoy playing with your kids when you get home at night.

You'll feel happy and excited to be with your spouse again. And frankly, they'll be happy and excited to be with the new, thinner and sexier you.

It's time to train intelligently and it is time to start now, right here today.
"My time is now."
- John Turner
At DaleyFitness we are all about having fun, getting fit in the quickest time possible
At DaleyFitness we are all about having fun, getting fit in the quickest time possible

7 Day Action Plan

1. Stop doing long cardio sessions
2. Work out for 20-30 minutes at a higher intensity
3. Come and say Hi to Daley and I at DaleyFitness
4. Make sure your bed is comfortable enough
5. Let me know how you get on steve@beyondlifestylesecrets.com or on our Facebook page.
Breathe, Believe and Achieve

Be Happy, Healthy and Wise

Keep on Winning, Smiling and Living The Dream

Keep on Winning, Smiling and Living The Dream

Namaste

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