Friday, January 15, 2010

Don't spend hours on the treadmill

Here is an extract from a great post from Martin Berkhan

* Never attempt to train yourself into a calorie deficit. Don't spend hours on the treadmill. Diet comes first, cardio second. The dumbest fat loss strategy ever devised is used by people that go up early in the morning to do cardio and follow that up with "recovery shake". Congratulations, you just wasted two hours of your life. Next time, skip the shake and the cardio. Sleep two hours longer, but skip breakfast and fast until lunch time. You'll be much better off that way.

* Intermittent fasting is an easy way to create a calorie deficit; your "cardio" is to stay productive during the fast and work. If you don't have a job, work on projects that are important to you. Learn. Read books. Write. Don't sit around and brood about your diet or what you have in the fridge.
Check out Martin's blog, or to learn more about intermittent fasting I always recommend the research of Brad Pillon.


Jordan said...

Yes, this was an exceptional blog post from Martin. It was so good that I had to quote him on my Twitter account! lol. I especially appreciated the part about not obsessing about diet, but to stay busy, live life, and distract yourself from it, to a certain extent. This rings true for me.

Anonymous said...

Yeah that was great. Best blog post I've read in weeks.

Wilmar said...

probably one of leangains' most inspiring posts