Let's learn the secret to burning fat today:
I don't want to bum you out but…
This really isn't a secret, but for some reason, people just can't get this in their heads.
If you get this in your head today, you'll be way ahead of most.
Cardiovascular exercise is the secret to burning fat. BUT HOLD ON… it's not just any cardio.
It's the right type at the right times and with a complete program that will get you the fastest fat loss in the shortest amount of time.
Everything Else In Your Program Must Be Correct to Burn Fat Fast
When you have everything else correct in your program, cardio can really burn fat at a very fast rate.
With the WLC System, you will have everything else perfectly set up for extreme fat loss through cardiovascular exercise.
Steady state cardio or cardio that is done at a steady pace can get very boring, but it is the best type of cardio for fat loss. Because it is so boring, many people give up on it altogether or simply cut their cardio sessions short.
I've been there before, and I can tell you that it doesn't have to be boring.
You will not get bored using the WLC System. You'll learn all types of techniques for making steady state cardio more fun. Those techniques are discussed in detail in the cardiovascular exercise section of this manual.
Keeping cardio fun is one of the secrets to continued fat loss. When you are having fun, losing fat, and looking better each and every week, you will love doing cardiovascular exercise.
Motivation to Do Cardio
Simply knowing that I will be leaner after each and every cardiovascular workout is what keeps me going from workout to workout.
If I think about skipping a workout, I think about all the effort I have been putting into my diet, my weight lifting workouts, preparation, planning, and more.
I think how much leaner I will be after performing each cardio session.
If you want to lose body fat quickly, you have to stay consistent with not only your cardio but your entire program.
Weight lifting must be good. Diet and nutrition must be good. Making adjustments to your program so your body doesn't adapt — must be good.
Every guideline in the WLC System must be followed in order to achieve maximum fat loss.
Keep Your Metabolism Revved
Cardiovascular exercise is the secret to fat loss because increasing the amount of cardio you perform has the benefit of creating a larger calorie deficit without decreasing your metabolism.
When you decrease your calories, you will decrease your metabolism.
And you can send a distress signal to your body causing it to hold onto its fat stores. By increasing cardio and NOT decreasing calories… you burn a lot more fat without losing any muscle mass.
Cardio even helps your body become more efficient at burning fat for energy.
Nothing burns fat like cardiovascular exercise.
In order to burn fat directly during exercise, oxygen must be present.
Weight lifting is anaerobic exercise, which means without oxygen. Weight lifting is a higher intensity activity performed in shorter bursts. Weight lifting indirectly leads to fat loss by creating a calorie deficit and thru building muscle which in turn burns more calories.
Weight Lifting is Important for Fat Loss BUT Doesn't Directly Burn Fat
So, weight lifting is VERY important for fat loss too but cardio burns fat directly from your body when used properly.
Aerobic exercise or cardiovascular exercise directly burns fat.
Oxygen is used to generate energy for cardiovascular exercise. Do you know where this energy can come from? That's right — your fat stores.
If you really want to burn fat fast, you will not ignore the fact that cardiovascular exercise is the key.
Follow all the secrets to burning fat with Cardio in our Cardiovascular Exercise section of the site.