Weight Training Or Cardio?

Hey, it's Mike again from http://TruthAboutAbs.com

I had to tell you about 2 interesting things I noticed today now that everyone is once again attacking their New Years Resolutions for a better body.

One thing I noticed is that there seems to be a new blitz of commercials on TV now all claiming that you can "get your dream body without changing anything else in your life".

I'm not joking... I think those were pretty much the exact words this one commercial used. Sure enough, they were selling a bottle of some useless pills and trying to make you believe that this is the magic answer to your dream body. They said that you don't need exercise and you can eat anything and still get a perfect body.

This should be a crime. They are flat out lying, and yet somehow they get away with this kind of false advertising without being put in jail!

The bottom line truth is that if you're not currently happy with your body, then you DO need to change at least some part of your life. Yes, you DO have to do more than just pop a pill!

The change in your life that may be needed is in one or more of three major aspects (all of which need to be handled if you want the body and health that you wish for)...

1. Your nutrition
2. Your exercise
3. Your mindset

Master all 3 of those and your health and body of your dreams actually does become a reality.

Ok, now what I noticed at the gym today...

I've been skiing a good bit lately, so my legs were already pretty battered, but I went to the gym anyway to get in a good upper body workout.

Of course, with it being the first week in January, the gym was packed with all of the people that don't workout the rest of the year, but instead, just come in for the first few weeks of January until they go back to their bad habits and stop working out.

Interestingly enough, I noticed that the cardio area was jam packed and did not have one single treadmill or elliptical not in use.

On the other hand, the free weight area was practically desolate other than just a couple people. Funny though that the people training in the free weight area were in spectacular shape, while at the same time, I don't think I saw one person on the cardio machines that was in good shape.

It just goes to show that the majority of these well-intentioned people that were pumping away mindlessly on the cardio machines were doing the exact opposite of what they should be doing if they actually want to see results.

There's a reason the free weight trainers were in better shape than the cardio addicts...

High intensity free-weight and bodyweight resistance training is effective at fat loss and long lasting body composition changes, whereas long duration mindless cardio exercise is NOT.

Start focusing on resistance training (in the right style) and move away from the boring cardio training and you'll finally see the results you're looking for.

Keep in mind, if your resistance training is all on machines, you're not getting the best results you could.

Also, if you focus the majority of your training on single-joint exercises such as arm curls, leg extensions, leg curls, tricep presses, etc then you're not getting the best results.

And 3rd, if you're resistance training is an afterthought that comes after your cardio, than once again, you're not getting the results you could get.

Don't know what the best method of resistance training is? No worries... all of the most effective techniques with full descriptions are laid out in my Truth about Six Pack Abs program.

Don't procrastinate... If you want to make a permanent change, take action on your new body and health today!

Don't be lazy... be lean.

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer
Founder - http://TruthAboutAbs.com

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