New rants and ruminations
Saturday, September 04, 2010
First rant is about cardio again. Rather than subject anyone to my well known personal opinion I will direct everyone to an abstract of a research study on the topic of cardio and fat loss. studio4romtech.com/PDF%2
. This one of many articles which come up if you Google "research on importance of cardio in fat loss"
Next rant is about the misleading "fitness workouts" pm FITTV. Yesterday I watched one which had five size 2 twenty something prancing and dancing in a workout that was a choreographed as something done by the Radio City Rockettes. Yes it was entertaining but I doubt any average non dance trained person larger than a size 5 could follow along. Gilad talks about " longer leaner you" and "sculpt your body into the one you always wanted" which are nice but meaningless catch phrases. The "Israeli Stud Muffin" and his dancers did not get those bodies doing those workouts. You will benefit from the workouts if you can maintain the pace but not become "a leaner longer you", leaner perhaps but length is a fixed measurement once you stop growing. The concept of "House Calls" and Body Challenge" are good however the workouts seem to fly in the face of current research with regard to they way they are structured. I personally believe that better results could be obtained with better programmes based on the current research.
Ruminations: why does FITTV put a low fat and a low carb cooking show back to back? Sam the Cooking guy and Lyon in the Kitchen are great shows for cooking tips but neither mentions anything about nutrition. I know it is marketing and designed to provide a platform for advertisers but how many take the information as a way to eat well.
When it comes to getting fit and healthy and maintaining it KISS works. keep it simple student (deliberate but uncommon attempt at being PC here) is the best way for people to approach their workout programmes.