If you have been trying to lose weight, you’ve probably tried exercising. You’ve also heard me say that low intensity cardio is NOT ideal when it comes to fat loss.
You need to focus on high intensity exercise (HIIT, Bootcamp, etc…). Today, I’m gonna bust another common exercise myth:
“You must work out every day to see results.” Have you ever fallen for this myth?
Don’t worry. Most people have at some point. To be completely honest, this myth is really just a technique that salesmen use to sell gym memberships and exercise equipment.
Let me start by saying… this is NOT true.
You DO NOT need to exercise every day to see results. In fact, exercising every day can actually be downright harmful. It can make it harder to burn fat. Here’s why – Training every day doesn’t allow your body the time it needs to recover, so you end up overtraining.
What happens when you overtrain?
Fat-storing hormones flood your system!
That’s why ‘just eating less’ doesn’t work either. When you just eat less, you trigger your body’s starvation mode.
When this happens, your body does everything it can to hold onto fat… because it doesn’t know when it might get to eat again.
When you exercise too often, the SAME THING happens. In other words, exercising every day will DESTROY your results and your chances of ever getting a flat, firm stomach.
Try training for no more than four days a week. If four workouts per week doesn’t change your body fast, your program stinks!