The Great Cardio Myth uncovers the science behind cardio and why, despite popular belief, it is an ineffective workout for weight loss and overall health. Today, we are heavier and more out of shape than ever—and likely suffering from overuse injuries incurred from years of prolonged cardio exercise. New research is showing that long cardio and endurance workouts do not get us slimmer or stronger. They do not promote longevity or protect against heart disease. In fact, they may do the opposite by putting excessive strain on our heart, joints, and muscles and slow our metabolism.The Great Cardio Myth will show you how to get the same or better fitness results in one-fifth the time of a typical cardio session and debunk unproductive exercise habits. With The Great Cardio Myth you will learn to:
Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc., is a Strength & Conditioning coach, creator of the bestselling Turbulence Training plan. Craig also has an advanced research background, completing a Master's of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology from McMaster University. He is a contributing author to Men's Health and Women's Health magazines, and a member of the Training Advisory Board for Maximum Fitness and Oxygen magazines. He is also the creator of the lifestyle blog, Early to Rise.
Chelsea Ratcliff is a graduate student at the University of Utah in Health Communication. She is specializing in how health research is employed by health professionals and the media to guide health-based behaviors and recommendations. She has been a freelance health/fitness writer for several outlets, including U.S. News & World Report.