Cardio. If you say that word to other people, some are probably going to roll their eyes. But if you want to lose weight, there is no escaping it. Check out this guide on cardio fat loss do’s and don’ts.
Improving your cardio is essential if you want to perform any sports activity in your life. Walking is also considered a cardio exercise, albeit with much less intensity, but that will also give you results in the long run.
So if you want to know the cardio fat loss do’s and don’ts, listen to the Buff Dudes.
The Buff Dudes is a YouTube channel with over 2.5 million subscribers. Despite the name of the channel, brothers Hudson and Brandon White are not your stereotypical bro-gym. They deliver clear information with a good background story while poking fun at how buffed they are.
The video below is highly informative and, of course, funny. Check it out.
Cardio Fat Loss Do’s and Don’ts
Firstly, the Buff Dudes talk about the history and anatomy of cardio. But their first solid advice and perhaps the golden rule in this list of cardio fat loss do’s and don’ts is this: find a cardio that works for you.
Hudson explains that he would associate cardio with stepping on the treadmill for a long time, which he correlated to misery, boredom and guilt. “Three things which set me back for years,” he says. So find a fun cardio, which in turn will make you do it for longer and burn more calories.
You don’t like the treadmill? Try running outdoors, swimming, cycling, skipping rope, punching a heavy bag, doing burpees. Anything that gets you going. “If you only associate cardio with guilt or obligation, you’re never going to truly enjoy or reap its many benefits.”
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Next on the list of cardio fat loss do’s and don’ts is the “do not use shredded abs shortcuts.” That means, for example, not buying those electric machines that send shocks through your body. This will not make you burn more calories.
What you do need to do is to choose the correct equipment when doing cardio. Have shoes that are comfortable if you are running, or a treadmill that does more than just run (perhaps has an elevation mode).
Finally, make cardio a part of your daily routine. You can intertwine in your life. If you drive to the gym to run on the treadmill, consider skipping rope at home, which saves you time and burns as many calories.
You can also park your car further away from the store when you are grocery shopping, walking your dog outside daily, hiking, or even decreasing your rest time during workouts.
“How you spend your precious time doing your cardio, but the most important thing is to do it and do it consistently,” Hudson says.
If you want to see more of the cardio fat loss do’s and don’ts list and arguments, check out the Buff Dudes’ video below.
VIDEO – Cardio Fat Loss Do’s and Don’ts
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