By using thekatrinaruthshow.com, you consent to our use of cookies.

News

Why Cardio Exercise Could Be Keeping You Fat

Are you trying real hard to lose weight? Following all the rules? Doing plenty of good quality cardio exercise? If you’re really committed, you might even be putting in an hour each day! Gotta burn up those calories. Gotta stay in the fat-burning zone.

If this is you, you’re in trouble. Serious trouble.

Why Cardio Exercise Is Keeping You Fat

In my ten years as a Personal Trainer I’ve noticed a scary trend. I’ve watched people pound the treadmills, bikes, and steppers day after day, after week, after month, after year  – and not only not lose weight, but actually gain it! So why is it that so many people who walk, run, ride, step daily just can’t seem to slim down? And why is it that when I dramatically slashed the amount of cardio performed by myself and my clients, the weight came off almost immediately?

Because it’s complete and utter baloney that you need to do stacks of cardio to lose weight.

You Just Can’t Beat Your Programming

  • While cardio exercise can assist you to lose weight in the short-term (but only if you’re coming from a background of little or no activity), these effects soon taper off.
  • This is because cardio exercise is repetitive by nature, and your body is conditioned to adapt quickly to repetitive movement. After all, why waste energy (that means burn fat) on something that requires a relatively low level of functional movement? And no, it doesn’t matter that cardio puts you in the ‘fat-burning zone!’ It’s all about what your body does after the event …
  • As a result, the only way to continue the fat loss response from cardio exercise is to perform greater and greater amounts of the stuff ..
  • Not only is this not practical, it actually backfires on you in the end anyway
  • You see, regular bouts of repetitive cardio elicit a fat-storing response within your hormonal system. This is because evolution has programmed your body to store fat in times of crisis – and long-duration cardio is viewed as just that. In nature, you’d only be on the move for a period of time if you had a threat to your survival: to your food source, your safety, or your shelter. So it would be important to store fat faster.

Does that make sense? I’m thinking that no matter how much of a cardio queen – or king – you are (hey, I’ve been there, I know it’s hard to give up), you’ve still got to admit there’s something to what I’m saying.

How To Shed Fat And Keep It Off

  • Perform functional movements like squatting, lunging, bending, pulling, pushing, or twisting.
  • Don’t cut out cardio altogether – just make sure that you’re using it to your advantage by training your anaerobic fitness system (good for metabolism and lean muscle growth) as well as your aerobic (healthy for your heart but not ideal for fat loss). Some approaches to cardio can be a useful addition to your weights or functional training. The side salad to the meat and veg, so to speak. But I’m not talking about standard cardio training. Have you heard of interval training? This is a great method for fitness and fat loss, when combined with an effective weights or functional movement pattern. An example of interval training would be to set aside no more than 20 minutes wherein you run one minute as fast as you can, then walk or jog a minute to recover. You can vary (and should vary) each element of your interval training with each session. This means change the total time, each interval time, the ‘hard’ speed, the additional factors (such as incline, terrain), and so on.

Personally, I perform about 2-3 20 or so minute cardio sessions each week. All interval based. I train weights for about 30-45 minutes 3 or 4 times each week. If you want to get lean and stay that way I’d suggest you do the same!

Don’t forget –

Life is Now. Press Play.

Kat x

P.S.

Here’s the thing girlfriend.

Sister.

Brother.

BADASS REVOLUTIONARY FUCKING LEADER YOU.

You came here to be all of you, be all of you now.

And now?

It’s time.

👉👉 IDENTITY.

10 Days with Katrina Ruth to Wake You Back Up to You. And Unleash the Game You’re Done Waiting For.

Day 1 LIVE Asskickery shooting into your soul in just a few days time!

DAILY you + me + God + soul to follow.

This?

Is the do/not/miss time going into you that you’re soul has been hungering for and it’s time.to.FEED it!

Here’s how it’s going down:

> 10 Days ALL new live online course with Katrina Ruth

> DAILY asskickery | activation | bulletproof coffee up the booty (that’s me)

> DAILY journal prompts | worksheets | exercises to get you going and flowing into ALL of you

AND:

> (this is crazy!) DAILY bonuses to help you implement our IDENTITY work in different areas of your business. Money. Body. Relationships. Life! Application of what we are working on out the wazoo!

> All trainings recorded and yours to keep for life in your Katrina Ruth Members Dashboard (training times will be announced day by day as we begin. Day 1 live asskickery at XXXX. Training times will vary day to day to account for students all around the world!

> Live Facebook Group with Kat and the #KatNinjas throughout

> IMMEDIATE and then DAILY and then FOREVER AFTER switch flickin’ into YOU as soon as you say yes! (That is just how this works).

What to expect, from this time together?

Every.single.thing. you’ve always known was there within.

> Certainty. Of soul, of God, of what flow requires, of, well, everything.
> Ability to always know the right decision to make, and how to make it. NO MATTER WHAT.
> Courage and abilily and inner strength to then ACT as you need to
> Ability and soul certainty walk away. Know what to walk away from. Shred and burn. Immediately and as required. Amen.
> ALWAYS ability to access flow. Message certainty. Soul guidance on what you create, unleash, how, to whom.
> Magnetism. Activated. From within. To and from your soul peeps. In all areas.
> Money certainty, where it comes from, how to inhale / exhale it, infinitely, PEACE on this.
> Peace. In general. Where it comes from. How to be IN it. How to return to it when it seems far away.
> Moving through the ‘woods’ of business, of life, of you. Recognising it. Being okay with it!
> Leaning in. Surrender. The things that go with this. How to let it be easy, happy, a joy!
> JOY. From God. From within. All THROUGH you. AS IT WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO BE.
> Forgiveness, and grace. Where you know it comes from. How to receive it fully.
> RECEIVING. Unlocking the portals to. Opening up the floodgates. Seeing where you dial it back. Stopping that shit!
> Turning up the dial in all areas. What it means, and how.
> BEING the mofo light. Being all of it. Owning your too muchness! SWAYING with it.
> Being in the dance with God and soul and life and ALWAYS knowing your next move. ALL of that. And so much more.
> Creating. Being the artist the messenger the performer the leader the shift the YOU, who just lets it flood out. Knowing what works. Does not. How to release. Go deeper. And also? Sell TF outta that game.
> Being the leader NOW. Appointing yourself. What it means and why you’re already pre-approved.
> BIRTHRIGHT. Accessing and owning your soul blueprint. The blueprint of YOU. Of purpose. And destiny. And truth. Let’s go!

You want more?

There’s so much more.

^^ This? Is the warm-up, the first bit of what dropped through to me when I felt in to this, allowed it to come through, for you.

We will see what unfolds,
when it unfolds,
when we enter this dance,
together!

But what this is really about, and why you know you need to be here?

You’re done with playing the game of waiting to play the damn game.

Identity, baby.

IT’S TIME.

https://thekatrinaruthshow.com/identity

Hey Gorgeous! Need help? Submit a support ticket and my team will get back to you

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Subject

Your Message