Does Jogging Make You Fat? Bexley Personal Trainer Reveals All In Shocking fitness report!!
Author: Andy Blackwell
(Personal Trainer in Bexley)
Those of you who have followed our Bexley Personal Training articles before will know that i’m not a big fan of steady pace “jogging” in relation to giving you the health benefits you seek. This is despite being a former national level middle/long distance track athlete.
After all, it wasn’t long steady paced runs that made me progress over the multiple years of training and racing. It was always the gruelling fast track sessions which didn’t last long that hit my legs hardest and kept me lean and toned and more importantly at the time fast.
Some people may find it interesting that some of the world’s leading sports physiologists have recently revealed reports that have scientifically proven that people that do long distance jogging are heavily at risk of developing heart tissue scarring as a direct result of doing frequent same paced jogging (eg marathon training).
So what other types of training should you be doing instead of same paced jogging to improve heart function?
Bexley Personal Trainer Andy Blackwell recommends varying the heart-rate, as opposed to training with your heart rate at a constant pace. High Intensity Variable Cardio Training is the way forward if you want to GET FAST and long lasting Bexley fitness results and avoid training your body into the scrap heap.
That is exactly the reason that highly varying intensity training interval style is the cornerstone of any fitness programme that Andy Blackwell uses with his Bexley Personal Training clients.
So why is it that so many people who exercise in Bexley are doing steady paced jogging instead of changing the pace up and getting better short and long lasting Bexley fitness results?
Usually it is simply a matter of not knowing about the benefits I am revealing today. I tell all my successful Bexley Personal Training clients my secrets to getting in shape fast and encourage them to pass it on to other Bexley fitness seekers, family members and friends.
Some runners may not want to put in the hard work it takes to increase intensity of training. Many of Bexley Personal Trainer Andy’s clients were a bit work-shy before getting sick of not getting much back from plodding the Bexley roads or on a Bexley health club treadmill.
However, Andy has shown all his Bexley Personal Training clients that they can actually train far less hours than a distance runner, especially if they choose the variable intensity heart-rate training that many Bexley fitness seekers have now followed to either lose weight fast, or get in their best possible shape fast.
So what forms of Variable heart rate training are Andy’s Bexley Personal Training clients performing to specifically lose excess bodyfat?
A good starting point for all Bexley residents looking to tone up is Varying Intensity bodyweight training, Kettlebell training, Hill sprint training and weighted resistance training eg (dumbbells / barbells) all of which are awesome types of exercise to encourage the following benefits:
- Improve muscular development and maintenance
- Utilise a variable heart rate training components
- Improving your metabolic stimulus (essential for fat burning)
- Building a healthy and strong heart that can deal with the day to day stresses of life.
All of our Bexley Personal Training clients know that training should be tough so that the body, mind and organs such as the heart can easily cope with the steady stream of stress the 21st century person has thrown at them. As a busy Bexley Personal Trainer and former national level middle distance athlete Andy knows only too well about avoiding the wrong type of training for your fitness needs.
A word of warning that is usually only given to Bexley Personal Trainer Andy’s clientbase!!
“Steady state Jogging can even make people put on bodyfat!”
How does this happen?
The body becomes extremely efficient when operating at a steady heart-rate. It then burns less calories per workout due to becoming accustomed to your “steady pace”. So as the weeks, months and years of same plodding type training go on, so do the pounds as calorifically the training regime becomes highly inefficient and ineffective.
To add to that your joints are more likely to get injured when performing regular steady paced runs due to repitition injury ( over-use ) over time.
And as if that wasn’t enough….
Lean muscle wastage is a huge curse of the steady paced runner. This in turn leads to a lowering of strength, joint efficiency and a metabolic crash meaning the body will find it difficult to shift fat due to less demand from muscles for energy. This is the best way to get what Bexley Personal Trainers call “skinny fat”. Slim but an increased amount fatty, soft tissue around the midriff, back of arms, hips and inside thighs.
The science behind high intensity variable training, and why it works….
If the body cannot guess what heart-rate it will be at next and you are training at a high intensity for portions of your training routine. You will improve metabolism and then not only burn more calories in your workout, but also create a calorie “after burn” effect much like Andy’s Bexley Personal Training clients. “This attributes to a good portion of the great results that my Bexley Personal Training clients get” explains Andy.
Let’s face it if steady state running was the best and safest form of exercise for the heart, and if it got everybody great fitness results. Then, Andy would not be as busy as he always is, and would certainly not have been a national level junior athlete or be the current fastest BR5 resident 10km adult male runner 2011.
So how can I get started on a training regime which turns my body into a lean, mean, after-burning machine?
Watch the video below to see what your friends, family and neighbours are doing to get in great shape fast!
Please feel free to share this information with any friends, family, co-workers and neighbours who would like to get in shape and add a bit of Bexley Personal Trainer Andy’s spice to their training regime.
I hope that you are doing great in your quest for fitness results this year. Let us know how you’re getting on by commenting below, Andy