Is Running Good For Weight Loss?

Cardio is usually the first type of exercise that you gravitate towards when you’re looking to lose weight right?

 

The real question is if doing cardio activity such as running the best for losing weight?

In my new video, I break it all down in a simple way…

Click play to watch it now.

Running For Weight Loss – Does It Work?

Most people associate sweating, feeling sore, huffing and puffing with an effective way to lose weight…

Immediately people will start their exercise regime by either signing up to the gym and walking/running on the treadmill or they will walk/run outdoors.

If you’re someone who is doing this, you might want to stop…

Here’s why…

There’s a way that will help you lose weight quicker and easier.

More specifically, the method I’m going to show you can help you lose 3x more weight in half the time!

Sound intriguing?

Then keep reading…

Before I tell you the best method to lose weight, it’s important to grasp why you may not be losing weight by running.

1. You’re Not Running For Very Long

Most beginners don’t have the aerobic capacity to run for very long…

The average duration for people who are just starting out can run for 5 – 25 minutes long…

In that time, you’re only burning between 200 – 300 calories (height, weight, intensity, age all play a factor on how many calories you burn while running).

2. You Tend To Get Even Hungrier Post Run

A lot of people tend to get hungrier after running compared to when they lift weights…

That’s why important to ensure you’re getting plenty of carbohydrates such as rice, quinoa, sweet potato after you run to fuel your body back up.

Also fuel yourself with these type of carbohydrates before 90 minutes to 2 hours before running so you don’t feel the need to pig out afterwards.

3. You’re Burning Less Calories Than You Think

This kind of ties to the first point, but I want to touch on it a little more.

If you don’t have a watch and you’re not tracking the exact amount of calories you burn on your run, it’s very easy to start assuming you’ve burned 500 calories plus on a 20 minute run because you’re sweating and huffing and puffing.

A 70kg woman running 6 minutes 12 seconds per km (slow to moderate pace) will only burn 315 calories after 30 minutes of running non stop.

The Most Effective Training Method To Losing Weight

The most effective method to losing weight is through High Intensity Interval Training.

If you’re unaware of what High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is, it’s when you exercise at a high intensity for a short period of time followed by exercising at a low intensity for a short period of time…

…For example, running hard for 30 seconds, followed by running slow for a minute and completing that 8 times.

What’s amazing about HIIT training is that studies completed at the university of New South Wales Medical Sciences have proven that HIIT burns 3x more body fat compared to steady state cardio.

This is something I definitely recommend you implementing into your exercise regime if you’re looking to lose weight…

I’ve created a FREE HIIT program that you can download that will give you give you a workout to do to help you lose weight. Click here to check it out.

Different Body Types

We’ve all been spoon fed to us by the media what an attractive body is and I’m DEFINITELY not here to tell you what to look like or what is an attractive body…

But if you’re reading this, it’s because you’re looking to lose weight and get a toned body.

To drive the point home, I want to point out to you the body type of someone who runs and someone who focuses on weight training and HIIT.

Keep in mind that I’m generalizing here, but I hope you get now that if you’re looking to achieve your goals, HIIT is the way to go.

I’ve created a FREE HIIT program that you can download that will give you give you a workout to do to help you lose weight. Click here to check it out.

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