According to a 2011 study in the scientific journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, Cardio increases the stress hormone cortisol. (Skoluda, N., Dettenborn, L., et al. Elevated Hair Cortisol Concentrations in Endurance Athletes. Psychoneuroendocrinology. September 2011.)
If you're doing traditional cardio, you're not only wasting your valuable workout time, the time spent working out is actually counter productive. Do THIS instead.
You see cortisol is the 'fat storing' hormone, it particularly stores belly fat. I know this is NOT your workout intention. But overuse of cardio actually PROMOTES this hormone, which is robbing your ability to burn fat.
If you're looking to lose your belly fat, you need another option than a treadmill, bike or boring elliptical session.
No, you won't be able to watch another episode of 'Big Bang Theory' or read your favorite magazine while plodding along 'working out', but you'll save enough time that you can actually sit down after and STILL BE BURNING CALORIES well after your workout when you train with the intensity needed...
... as in up to 40 hours AFTER your workout!
If you want one of the MOST effective ways to burn massive amounts of fat in the shortest amount of time, look to the BEST bodyweight move of all time to light your metabolic fire.
What is it? It's a move that works 13 muscles in 3 seconds. Talk about an overall body toner and conditioner (sounds like shampoo....but it's not...) It's the lowly burpee.
The burpee is making a come back, but like anything else, it's 'new and improved'. Sure it still uses 13 muscles in 3 seconds, but it's 'fancified' to increase intensity and decrease boredom.
My trainer friend, Shawna K loves to add burpees to her workouts in a NEW combination that promotes fat loss without overuse injuries (unlike those "workout of the days" you see all the time).
You'll find 21 workouts and coaching videos to help you get started on each workout. If you're gonna do something, you may as well do it right. So watch the 1-2 minute coaching video, get fired up and get your burpee on.
Your body will thank you. Even though there'll be less of 'your body' around when you firm up, lose your muffin top and extra belly fat by doing Challenge Burpee.
You'll appreciate your 'hard body' (and so will others ;) after putting these workouts to use in just under a week (yes, that's how powerful her workouts are because after all, they do use the best exercise of all time in every workout.