Thursday, May 10, 2007

No cardio? Is this guy a saint or what?

…In the May 14th US News & World Report, Katherine Hobson talks about a book by Jim Karas called The Cardio-Free Diet.

…He says rigorous cardio—running, the treadmill, spinning—can actually interfere with losing weight.

…Where has be been?

…Instead, he recommends strength training with weights or tubing.

…Cardio makes you hungry and does not burn as many cals as we have been led to believe, he says.

…Cardio can also pounds your joints into disrepair (check with HA’s family).

…Cedric Bryant, chief science officer at the American Council on Fitness and someone HA respects and has interviewed many times, says weight lifting does not get the blood pumping. Brisk walking will do it, though, he says.

…Karas lays out a 20 minute routine, three times a week—10 exercises.

…Women must begin at 1,200 cals a day and go to 1,500. Men start at 1,500 and go to 1,800.

…That’s pretty diet-y.

…Many people say weight training and cardio, together, are good. Maybe the walk stays? Just a walk—lose the marathons if you want.

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