In college I ran track.
I used to be the type of guy that could eat 3 servings of anything… 6 meals a day…at anytime ….and not gain an ounce of fat! Oh to be young again, right!
Then I got a job and found out that “joining the real world” meant sitting at my desk way too many hours per day.
I quickly put on 30lbs of pure belly fat sitting at my computer desk everyday.
The worst part was that I didn’t even realize it until one day when my fiancé and I went shopping for jeans.
You can imagine…
I couldn’t squeeze into a pair of jeans in my old size no matter how hard I tried sucking in!
That was when I realized I had to get the old me back - or at least create a newer, leaner me.
And that is how I came to develop Ripped Cardio.
But lets get back to the AFTERBURN…
Way too many people think that keeping your heart rate within the fat burning zone range burns more fat.
But this is a basic misunderstanding of how the body works - not during exercise but AFTER exercise.
You see, if you are working out in the low intensity fat burning zone your body burns very few calories after you finish exercising.
BUT … and this is KEY.
When you work out at a higher intensity you create a ‘metabolic disturbance’ which allows the body to continue burning calories at a much higher level after your workout is completed – up to 24 hours!
We call this effect Afterburn
If you remember back to the story of Kate and Sarah, you can now understand why Sarah can get the best results even though she works out on average 50% less than Kate.
The good news is that Afterburn is ridiculously easy to achieve.
Over the years I have had to become adept at getting into this zone. Especially for modeling gigs where I needed rapid, impactful results…
And so I decided it’d be a great idea to document the types of cardio workouts I do to achieve results when cutting down for a fitness show or photoshoot.
It saved me time remembering and it had the added benefit of helping my clients achieve similar - if not better - results!
That document is now a book…
Introducing: Ripped Cardio