Why Cardio Can Negatively Affect Women’s Fat Loss

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result.

Unfortunately this could not be truer for the standard women’s fat loss protocol.

For the majority of women, the fat loss battle is a multiyear process filled with yo-yo dieting and ultimate failure.

In most cases, when a woman decides to lose weight, her first instinct is to go into an extended period of severe calorie restriction, coupled with excessive amounts of steady state aerobic exercise (like jogging).

Combined with a minimalistic effort to build muscle and a phobia of “bulky appearance”, the female fat loss workout plan is predominantly based on cardiovascular training with occasional light dumbbell work.

Unfortunately this type of approach is counterproductive when trying to achieve fat loss. Read more…

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