Everything you’ve been told about exercise is wrong! For decades we’ve been told that cardio exercise is a silver bullet against weight gain and obesity and a panacea against heart disease. We’ve been told that hours spent jogging, cycling, and in aerobics classes will repay us with years of healthy (and fit!) longevity. We believed it. Today, we are heavier and more out of shape than ever—and likely suffering from overuse injuries incurred from years of prolonged cardio exercise. New research is showing that long cardio and endurance workouts do not get us slimmer or stronger. They do not promote longevity or protect against heart disease. In fact, they may do the opposite by putting excessive strain on our heart, joints, and muscles and slow our metabolism.The Great Cardio Myth will show you how to get the same or better fitness results in one-fifth the time of a typical cardio session and debunk unproductive exercise habits. - Lose weight (and keep it off) in just a few short workouts per week. - Keep your metabolism active for hours after a workout. - Strengthen and protect your heart, joints, and muscles. - Burn through belly fat—and other stubborn areas quickly.
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc., is a Strength & Conditioning coach, creator of the bestselling Turbulence Training plan. Craig also has an advanced research background, completing a Master's of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from McMaster University. He is a contributing author to Men's Health and Women's Health magazines, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines. He is also the creator of the lifestyle blog, Early to Rise.
Chelsea Ratcliff is a graduate student at the University of Utah in Health Communication. She is specializing in how health research is employed by health professionals and the media to guide health-based behaviors and recommendations. She has been a freelance health/fitness writer for several outlets, including U.S. News & World Report.