Had a good question from a reader yesterday and I’m going to cover it now.
I have a question regarding Combat Conditioning in regards to fat loss. We are always told that to burn fat you need cardio and more importantly, you need cardio that maintains a steady elevated heart rate for at least a half hour.
Now, it seems to me that a rank beginnerto the CC routine who isnt in the best of shape would probably have a 15-20, maybe even 25 mintute routine. My question is, could one forego a separate cardio routine and soley rely on CC for fat loss.
I ask because I dont own a bicycle, I dont have access to a pool, and its currently too cold to be swimming in the ocean where I live (NJ). My one option for cardio at the moment is either walking (which I find boring), or jogging (which I love but which aggravates my shin splints). So, I have a very vested interest in wondering whether or not CC is not only viable for creating lean muscle, but also for far loss.
After all, it does no good to have lean muscles if you cant see them underneath the blubber.
Thank you in advance for any insights or advice that you can give.
M.F. Sadiqa, so glad you asked these questions. To answer, let me begin by talking about some of my relatives – those Fure-cats that come in various shapes and sizes and generally live outdoors. Yes, I’m talking about cheetahs, lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, and so on.
Last time I checked, all the cats listed above were in pretty fine shape. They are fast as lightning. They are the world’s greatest killing machines. They are flexible, strong and powerful. And they don’t do ANY LSD (long slow distance) cardio.
On the other hand, our friendly antelope, does mucho cardio. He’s also strong and fast – and lean. Even so, I wouldn’t bet on him surviving a cage match with any of the cats mentioned earlier.
Other than hard sprints, climbing and stretching – cats don’t do much to maintain their lean, lithe physiques. In fact, they don’t need to sprint very often to stay lean and powerful. One good burst a day is usually enough.
There’s something to learn from this, me thinks.
Yes, you can burn fat by doing long-distance cardio. But you can burn fat faster with total body calisthenics, hill sprints, dynamic deep breathing, and so on. Time and again members of the Furey Faithful report inches of blubber dropping
off their bodies – and this was from a few minutes a day of Combat Conditioning and Combat Abs. Not the 20 to 25 minute routines you envisioned.
In the beginning, most beginners are unable to do more than 3 or 4 minutes of my program. Most people, even those who can squats several hundred pounds, cannot do more than 40 straight Hindu squats. The same goes for Hindu pushups.
Even seasoned exercise fanatics often stop at 25. As for the bridge, if you can hold for a minute in the beginning, you’re an exception to the rule.
What I have just outlined will take you approximately 3-4 minutes when you begin. Once you get into great shape, the workout may go 20-30 minutes, or longer, if you so desire. But make no mistake about this: It is NOT how LONG you train – it is WHAT you do WHEN you train.
Give the Royal Court in Combat Conditioning and the Magnificent 7 in Combat Abs a whirl – and you’ll soon have the understanding of these truths. On the other hand, if you sit on the couch or at the computer, considering, wondering and pondering, you’ll gain nothing.
The rewards in life go to those who DO – not to those who speculate.
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