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Cardio Pioneer Dr. Admits He Was DEAD Wrong!

By Rob Poulos...

It’s finally happened…

The doctor who is primarily responsible for starting the
whole aerobics and cardio craze of the 70s (which is
unfortunately still going strong today) has come clean:

In Dr. Kenneth Cooper’s new book, he admits that THERE IS A
VERY DARK SIDE to excessive cardio, as he says:

“…increasingly I have come to believe that there may also
be a link between over-training and disease…I wondered if
it was possible that excessive exercise might not only be
unnecessary, but might even be harmful – so harmful that my
own physical training philosophy and recommendations should
be altered.”

This is something, by the way, I have known for years, and
is partly responsible for why FBF workouts not only make you
lean and strong, but can help prevent injuries, disease and
make you healthy as a horse all at the same time.

In the book, Dr. Cooper mentions several specific stories
about how some of his most active cardio users suddenly
began coming down with heart disease and cancer!

Why is this?

Well, there are several reasons, but Dr. Cooper highlights
the fact that excess aerobic activity creates excessive
oxidative stress and free radical production…

…which leads to cardiovascular disease and/or cancer.

You will agree that this revelation is SHOCKING coming from
the father of cardio/aerobics!

The reality is that a few smart individuals in the
underground fitness community have known about many of the
dangers of excessive cardio for years (which is where I
first learned of it) and it’s just taken the stubborn Doctor
a few decades to catch up.

And as explained in FBF, there’s the fact that excessive
cardio can also cause you to hold on to more body phat
instead of burn it!

As you may already know, I don’t recommend any cardio at all
if you’re using the FBF style workouts, though a bit of the
interval based cardio is ok if done appropriately based on
the rest of your activity.

Also worth noting is that even the best kind of exercise
(properly conducted resistance training) can cause an
‘overtraining’ environment in your body, with a higher
production of free radicals, if used in excess.

Here are some of the common symptoms of overtraining to watch
out for:

* Changes in sleep patterns,insomnia
* Extended periods of healing for minor cuts
* Gradual lossofweight without trying to do so
* Loss of appetite
* Listlessness/tiredness
* Loss of libido
* Muscle and joint pains
* Swelling of the lymph nodes
* Irregular or no menstruation in premenopausal women
* Excessive thirst at night

So what does all of this mean to you and your workouts?

1. Rid yourself of excessive steady state cardio ASAP

2. Perform 2-3 brief but intense resistance training
sessions per week, like the ones detailed in
FatBurningFurnace.  These sessions should ideally last no
more than 30 minutes and most of the time much less.

3. Be mindful of any of the warning signs of overtraining
listed above and if any are noticeable, take a few days off
from your workouts until you feel well rested and normal
again.

4. Get ample sleep each night..7.5 hours may be the perfect
amount.

5. Keep your immune system strong, through a steady supply
of antioxidants from whole fruits and vegetables.

If you have trouble eating enough of these per day (or you
just hate vegetables), take a good whole foods multi-vitamin
like the one Kalen and I use (Prograde’s VGF 25+).

And above all else, do what makes good sense.  Excessive
cardio never made sense to me, for a lot of reasons, and
that good common sense is why I am in, and staying in the
best shape of my life for years to come.

Alright, hope you enjoyed today’s newsletter…I’ll be back
soon with more lean and healthy body tips and tricks…

Here’s to getting lean, strong and healthy for life,
Rob

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