Cardiovascular exercise is a requirement when using the WLC System.
You must always include cardio as a part of your program.
We make it a requirement for your own good.
You NEED cardio. Your body needs it to stay healthy. If you are skinny and trying to build muscle, you will still be required to do cardiovascular exercise.
If you are overweight, you will be required to do cardio.
Everyone does cardio with the WLC System. It's a must that you will never skip. Your health depends on it.
The Fastest Way to Burn Fat from Your Body
Everyone wants to lose fat from their bodies.
Cardio is the fastest and easiest way to lose body fat along with a good diet.
There's no way around this fact.
Cardio will help you burn fat fast, keep you healthy, help you recover from workouts, and can even increase your appetite to help you build muscle.
But, that's not all cardio can do for you…
Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise
I want to take a few minutes to talk about all the benefits of aerobic exercise.
Pay attention to these benefits, and you'll understand why you NEED to do cardio.
Decrease in Body Fat
Decreasing body fat will help lower blood pressure. Your heart won't have to work as hard to carry around all of that extra weight.
Cardiovascular exercise directly burns fat from your body. Cardio is actually the only activity that burns fat directly.
Strengthens Skeletal System
The risk of osteoporosis is greatly decreased when following a regular cardiovascular exercise program.
Exercise has shown to help slow the effects of osteoporosis in people who already have the disease.
Increases Sensitivity of the Cells to Insulin
Less insulin is required to regulate blood sugar levels in diabetics.
Increasing sensitivity to insulin also aids in building muscle, which in turn aids in burning body fat.
Helps Smokers Quit
Cardiovascular exercise often helps a smoker give up the bad, nasty, and sickening habit. Smoking kills — why smoke? I don't get it. People know it's killing them… and they say — oh well?
It really blows my mind. You only have one life. Live it well.
Smoking doesn't help you perform better and can make building muscle and losing fat much tougher. Smoking is very bad for your health, so give it up today. Be mentally strong and just do it.
Reduces Bad Cholesterol Levels
Helps reduce bad cholesterol while promoting an increase in good cholesterol levels.
There are so many people with cholesterol problems.
Instead of getting off their butts and exercising, they opt to take the lazy way out by pumping their body full of unhealthy medicine instead.
Don't be one of those people. Start exercising!
Increases Blood Flow and Circulation
Increased blood flow and circulation will help your body get rid of toxins.
Overall, you'll feel much better and healthier due to fewer toxins within the body.
Anxiety and depression symptoms are decreased with regular cardiovascular exercise.
Maintain Body Weight
Arthritis sufferers can easily maintain their body weight without decreasing calories through the use of regular cardiovascular exercise.
If needed, body weight can be decreased in the form of fat to further help arthritis sufferers.
Cardiovascular exercise is the secret to burning fat… if you need a lower body weight for certain reasons, cardio will burn that extra body fat and give you a smaller number on the scale.
Improved Cardiovascular System
Cardiovascular exercise decreases resting heart rate, increases heart volume, increases maximum oxygen consumption, increases blood flow to muscles…
Increases capillary density, increases total blood volume, increases lung diffusion capacity, allows for maximum ventilation, and most likely increases the length of your life.
Improved Self Esteem
With the overall improvement in your health and looks, your self esteem will shoot through the roof.
You'll feel better, look better, and have a better attitude towards life.
Increased Recovery from Workouts
The increased blood flow and circulation helps the body recover from weight lifting workouts by delivering nutrients where needed.
Increased recovery leads to more muscle building opportunities.
Increase in Appetite
If you are one of those skinny guys or girls looking to build muscle, cardio can really help to increase that appetite of yours.
If you are someone who has trouble eating much food but wants to build muscle, cardio will help build your appetite and keep the fat off while you eat a surplus of calories.
Lean muscle gain is what you are looking for, and cardio helps provide that.
Oh No… Not Again — Try This Instead
You've probably tried a weight loss diet in the past. You tried only a weight loss diet, didn't do cardiovascular exercise, and didn't lift weights. Right?
You probably lost weight if you followed the diet, but you probably ended up in worse shape than you started. A diet alone is a horrible way of losing fat. You'll lose some fat, but you'll lose lots of muscle along the way too. And that's not good!
You won't be using that approach any more. That's the absolute worst approach you can take.
On this program, you will never starve yourself. Your number one fat loss option is always increasing your cardiovascular exercise and not decreasing calories in your diet.
Adding cardiovascular exercise will burn fat without compromising your metabolism. Cardio makes your body more efficient at burning fat while decreasing calories can make it harder to lose fat.
So, you will always add more cardio for fat loss instead of decreasing calories. Never decrease your calories unless you absolutely need to.
In this section of the WLC site, you are going to learn about the types of cardio you'll be using with the WLC System. I'm going to give you muscle building and fat loss strategies for your cardio program.
I'll discuss the best cardio equipment to use, the minimum amount of cardio for any program cycle, and the maximum amount of cardio for a program cycle.
You're going to soon know everything you need to burn fat at the fastest possible rate.
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