• Nate Johnson

Cardio is a Waste of Time, Do This Instead




“I was the Cardio Queen. I did at least 10 hours of cardio classes per week. I was in great shape. I even taught a few Cardio classes every week.
But after 2 years of trying I just couldn’t lose the last 10 pounds. No matter what I did.
Until I found Strength Training.”
-Tracy Johnson

Meet Tracy. A former Cardio Queen. Now a Strength Training advocate.





I still remember that first phone call. Her telling me how frustrated she was because she just couldn’t seem to lose the last 10 pounds despite working out all the time.


It was then I introduced her to Strength Training.


Me: “Stop all your cardio. Yes. ALL of it. Start Strength Training with us 3 days per week for 45 minutes, and walk as much as you can throughout the day.”


Tracy: That’s it?


Me: Yes, that’s it.


And with that simple plan, she ended up losing much more than 10 pounds over the next year. In fact, she lost 50 pounds!


With zero cardio.


I hope for your sake, I hope you’re the next person I convince to ditch the cardio and start Strength Training.


Do you want to learn more about our Strength Training Program? Click here and fill out the form. I’ll contact you within 24 hours. (By the way, we’ve designed the program with the beginner in mind. I promise you’ll fit right in.)



6 Weeks of ONLY Strength Training


In order to convince you, I want to give you 3 reasons to Ditch cardio, and 3 reasons to start Strength Training.

3 Reasons to Stop Wasting Your Time By Doing Cardio


1) Cardio is Boring


Nothing is more mind-numbing to me than the idea of getting on a treadmill or elliptical and doing the same thing for 30-60 minutes. Gag me.


And if you feel the same way, what are the odds you’ll still be doing cardio 3 months from now? Much less 1 year. Or a decade.


If you don’t see yourself doing it long-term. It’s not a good weight loss strategy.


Honestly that’s reason enough to ditch cardio. But I’ll actually give you some scientific reasons it’s not worth wasting time on.



2) Cardio Becomes Less Effective Over Time


The body is really smart. The body also doesn’t want you to lose fat. Because fat = energy. And if it can hold onto extra energy, it will.


When you first start doing cardio, you burn a lot of calories (fat) because your body isn’t efficient at the exercise (let’s say running for example.) But after weeks and weeks of running, your body gets better and better at that exercise. So it actually burns fewer calories while doing the same amount of work.


This is great if you’re training for a Cardio event. Like a marathon. Because it means your body gets good at running!


But it means your body is getting bad at burning fat while running.


This isn’t true of Strength Training by the way. If you do the same workout, it will require the same amount of calories each time.


If you do the same running workout, you burn fewer and fewer calories each time.



3) Cardio Won’t Tone Your Body


Even if you do manage to burn a lot of fat doing Cardio, I can guarantee you’re losing fat AND muscle. Which means you’ll end up smaller. And only somewhat leaner.


But you won’t have that lean, toned defined look you want. The only way to get that is by building muscle and burning fat.


But Cardio won’t build muscle.


Oh, and this doesn’t just mean you won’t be toned. It also means your metabolism will decrease significantly as you lose weight.


And this means it’ll be much harder for you to maintain your weight loss. Which then means you’ll end up like the 95% of Americans who lose weight and gain it all back.


We don’t want that to happen!


So unless you’re into burning less fat, not being toned, and having a slower metabolism, you need to ditch Cardio IMMEDIATELY!



No Cardio Here

Do you want to learn more about our Strength Training Program? Click here and fill out the form. I’ll contact you within 24 hours. (By the way, we’ve designed the program with the beginner in mind. I promise you’ll fit right in.)



And Here are 3 Reasons You Need to Run to Strength Training.


(Ha ha, get it? “Run”)


1) Strength Training is Fun!


I’ve worked with countless clients who, when joining the gym, told me they’ve always hated working out.


A few months later they always tell me how much they enjoy Strength Training.

In fact, I’ve NEVER had someone join my program and tell me they still don’t enjoy Strength Training.


There’s something inside all of us that really gets a kick out of lifting heavy objects. And the satisfaction you get from getting stronger can’t be matched. It truly transforms every aspect of your life.



2) Strength Training Gives You the Lean, Toned Defined Look You Want


I have yet to meet someone who doesn’t want to look good naked, look good in a swimsuit, and be lean and toned.


We all want to look good, and there’s no shame in that!


Strength Training is the key.


By building muscle and burning fat, you’ll see more muscle definition. It will also give you shape in all the right places (arms, back, shoulders…BOOTY, and legs.) And you’ll lose fat in all the right places (midsection, back of your arms, and hips.)


Literally EVERYONE looks so much better after 1 year of Strength Training. It doesn’t matter how "Old or Fat" you think you are. (Read this article for proof.)



3) Strength Training Makes Maintaining Weight Loss MUCH Easier


The vast majority of Americans want to lose fat. It’s what everyone talks about.


But what we should be talking about is how to lose fat and keep it off...because 95% of dieters regain all the weight they lost.


So what do the 5% do that the other 95% don’t?


For starters, they come at everything with a mindset of a lifestyle change. They plan on starting this journey and never stopping. This is definitely the most important part of the whole transformation.


These people also Strength Training. When you Strength Train, you build muscle. Even while losing weight. Which means you’re losing fat and building muscle.


This means you’re going to have that lean, toned defined look you want. And the extra muscle you’ve built will increase your metabolism despite losing weight.


That means you can eat like a normal human being once you’ve hit your goal weight, rather than having to eat like a bird.


So basically I’m saying if you want to have fun, look sexy, and keep your results for life…you need to Strength Train.


Do you want to learn more about our Strength Training Program? Click here and fill out the form. I’ll contact you within 24 hours. (By the way, we’ve designed the program with the beginner in mind. I promise you’ll fit right in.)



Strength Training is Amazing



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