I realize this will be a somewhat controversial topic and opinions may vary considerably, but today I want to explore and discuss how cardio can and just maybe making you fat! This may seem inconceivable to some, but recent research and scientific evidence shows that long, monotonous, slow and steady state cardio sessions actually hinder your bodies natural ability to burn body fat; specifically in your belly! Cardio directly will not cause you to gain fat, but there are situations where performing cardio in conjunction with other behaviors will lead to unwanted weight gain and increased body fat.
Now as you already know, but I feel it’s my professional obligation to kindly remind you of, if you stayed CONSISTENT on your diet and exercise plans all year long, you wouldn’t have to work nearly as hard to get your body “summer ready”, or stress and burn yourself out with two-a-days or calorie restrictive diets (that don’t even work BTW).
But we can revisit that in another article.