Can Stepping On A Treadmill Can Lead
Sickness, Injury Or Fat Burning
By Rob Poulos, Fat Loss & Fitness Expert & Creator of 'Fat Burning
The majority of exercisers today
still rely on long duration moderate paced aerobic exercise as their primary routine for burning
fat. But there are several reasons why this is a bad move, as it can actually keep you
from burning fat and reduce your ability to handle stress. But there are a couple of other
reasons why you should think twice, or three times, before stepping foot on a treadmill
A few years ago, I was spending a
lot of time with aerobic exercise on an elliptical machine, trying to burn fat fast. I was
doing the usual 30-45 minutes per session for about 3 times per week. I was getting in
better cardiovascular shape, or so I thought, but I didn’t notice any difference in my
physique. So I followed the “more is better” thinking that surrounds this type of exercise
and added a fourth day.
After a few weeks I added a fifth
day as I still didn’t see the results I wanted. I was watching my diet too, so I figured
that was the only thing that would do it. Well, it wasn’t very long before I began to get
This might seem obvious, but I
was so focused on my goals of burning maximum fat that I didn’t want that to get in the way, so
I pressed onward. Not many more days passed by and I got a cold. What I realized
later was that my immune system was so worn down that I was very susceptible to catching a
virus, and I did.
Guess what? I didn’t stop.
I continued with my sessions and ended up with a horrible sinus infection that put me out for
about a week and a half. I was miserable, and I can tell you I hadn't burned much fat
either. I had to take several days off of work to recover. I learned an important
lesson, however; one that you should never have to: listen to your body.
If you are feeling drained, take
a day or two off until you’re really feeling ready to get back to it. I also learned that
aerobic exercise just doesn’t cut it when trying to transform your body for the better or burn
fat fast. If 5 days per week didn’t work, I certainly don’t think 6 or 7 days would.
And even if it did, would spending that much time in the gym be worth it to you?
I eventually discovered that the
aerobics were training my body to actually store body fat to have available for the next
workout…yikes! And I also found out that I was actually reducing my body’s ability handle
work and stress. I was becoming more efficient and handling easy work, but it made me pant
like a race horse when trying anything that was marginally more intense...even something like
climbing a long flight of stairs. And I wasn't burning any fat either.
The other concern I have with
aerobic exercise is that of overuse injuries and muscle imbalances. These are common in
competitive athletes that perform the same monotonous motion over and over and over
The muscles primarily involved in
these activities also receive the brunt of the work while the rest of your body is
neglected. This can be true for any of the aerobic movements recommended by many fitness
professionals to burn fat because it is a repetitive motion continued for long time periods for
several times each week, affecting the same muscle groups.
Runners are a prime
example. The pounding that this activity gives the joints associated (knees, etc.) can
lead to injury from overusing that area. And because the lower body receives the brunt of
the work, you are creating severe imbalances with other areas of your body. You’ll have to
add more exercise to make up for this, and before you know it, you’ll be spending too much of
your time devoted to workouts that were supposed to burn fat fast.
The good news is that you can
avoid these problems entirely, and spend an average of 15-20 minutes, 2-3 days per week
performing properly conducted intense resistance training to burn fat like you want
Students of my Fat Burning
Furnace system know this and simultaneously burn fat, build muscle, strength, and lasting health
with their efforts. So get off of the treadmill and get intense with resistance
training…your body will show you the difference in your fat burning success, and thank you for
it down the road.
Claim your free copy of Rob
Poulos's "7 Secrets Of Permanent Fat Loss & Fitness" at his website: http://www.fatburningfurnace.com
Rob Poulos is a celebrated fitness author, fat loss expert, and the founder and CEO of Zero to
Hero Fitness. Rob created the world's most efficient method for fast and permanent fat loss
with his "Fat Burning Furnace" system to help those looking to put an end to restrictive fad diets,
long boring cardio workouts, and the need for super-human willpower for good.
If you're thinking about using the Fat
Burning Furnace system yourself, but still have a few questions, make sure you visit
the Frequently Asked Questions
Also, it may help to read about the success
stories of others like you to see how people in similar situations have changed their
bodies and their lives with the techniques in FBF.
But you may become anxious to get started on your new body right now, so you can also click the
button below to get started right away. Remember, you have a full 60 days to decide if it's
right for you. If not, just email me and we'll issue you a full refund and I'll thank you for
trying it out...it's that simple!
Back To FBF Home Page: Fat Loss
Back To: Workout, Diet &
Exercise Articles & Tips