Cardioacceleration: Fat-Burning Phenom

Cardioacceleration: Fat-Burning Phenom
Get shredded with no additional cardio time using this revolutionary high-intensity technique.

Most of you who know that my stance on cardio is that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is definitely the way to go. For the many reasons why this form of cardio is far superior than long (and boring) steady state cardio such as walking, jogging or using an elliptical machine for 30 minutes straight (or even longer), read my article on the science of HIIT.

But you may notice that I talk and write a lot about a form of cardio I call CARDIOACCELERATION. Many of you are confused about whether or not I now prefer cardioacceleration and have abandoned HIIT. Before I answer that question, let me first explain what cardioacceleration is.

Accelerated Gains

Cardioacceleration refers to doing intervals of cardio (usually 30-60 seconds) in between sets of resistance exercise. So for example, on chest day, you would do one set of the bench press. Then instead of sitting on your butt for a full 2-3 minutes doing nothing, you perform 30-60 seconds of cardio. This allows your chest to fully recover while you are performing some mode of cardio that typically involves the legs.

So you've eventually completed 30-60 seconds of cardio while you would have normally been just sitting there counting minutes or jawing with your buddies. And you can multiply those 30-60 seconds of cardio by the number of sets you complete in each workout. If you train chest, triceps and abs, and do 12 sets for chest, 9 sets for triceps, and 9 sets for abs, and completed 60 seconds of cardio, then you just completed 30 minutes of cardio DURING your chest, triceps, and abs workout. And now you don't have to spend extra time doing cardio after the weight workout is over. You can go home knowing you've done your weight training AND your cardio, all in one fell swoop.

You can see cardioacceleration in action in many of my training programs, including Micro Muscle and my Cardioacceleration Band Workout. But these are only the tip of the iceberg as far as my recommendations on this great fat-burning technique. I advise doing cardioacceleration on most of my training programs for those looking to maximize fat loss. Just one example of this is my Super-Man 2 program. I didn't actually write...

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