Whether you’ve worked with a personal trainer before who was giving you hard-core workouts all the time or you’ve done it to yourself thinking that the way to shred fat is to burn as many calories as possible, chances are you’ve done the wrong thing. Let me explain.
If you want to get fit, logically you should be unfit, and if you’re unfit, how used to exercising do you think your heart is? How many times in your life have you brought your heart rate to 150BPM or 170BPM?
Not many, have you?
Let me ask you this: how many sessions of 150BPM – 170BPM can an unfit heart sustain?
You don’t know.
I don’t know either. But what I know is that if you put your foot on the accelerator of a rusty car all the time, its engine won’t last long. The same applies to your biological engine – your heart.
Now that doesn’t mean that you can just chill out or move around a bit and lose weight just like that…
My point is that hard work is necessary, but we’ve been abusing its concept.
I’ve been observing human behaviour patterns for many years, and I’m telling you right now – we as a society love to go to extremities, there’s rarely a middle ground, and this applies to the fitness industry as well.