Ocala, Your Exercising Wrong!
By Nick Cordle
Wow, what a great article! One of our Ocala's gym members sent me a link with this information.
Everything we think we know about cardio is just about 100 percent incorrect.
Dr. Al Sears, a medical doctor, nutritionist and leading thinker in the field of integrative health, believes that the key to effective exercise for weight loss and overall health is not duration, but intensity. This is the primary training faucets we at CrossFit Pinnacle incorporate in our exercise programing; variety, functionality, and intensity. Dr. Sears thinks the long, slow constant speed aerobics that we've all been trained to believe is so good for us is exactly the wrong thing for us to be doing. The longest workout in our Ocala gym programing is under 30 minutes.
"After 30 years of working with extremely fit athletes, patients with failed, diseased or injured hearts and average people in between, one thing is apparent: Doing continuous cardio exercise is a waste of time," he says. So, what i'm saying...? Get off the treadmills, spin bikes, stair masters, and elliptical!
For many people in the exercise community those are fighting words, but Sears backs them up with some strong scientific arguments. "[Long, slow constant cardio] just doesn't build what your heart needs," Sears says. "It doesn't increase your heart's ability to respond to real demands. In fact, for all your effort, you only reduce your ability to handle lifes' stressful circumstances-the last thing you want!" At CrossFit Pinnacle our training is specifically designed for General Physical Preparedness, so it can be used by anyone for anything. Life demands from us, both mentally and physically. At our Ocala gym, CrossFit Pinnacle we train for Life!
Posted on Fri, March 11, 2011