Since my last post, I have received several other testimonials about people's experience with Slow Burn, meaning, proper strength training. When it rains it pours. Again, my way isn't the only way but it sure seems to be a potent one:
I thought I might chime in about cardio here. If I recall, the definition of Cardio is to get ones heart rate up to 80% of his/her maximum heart rate (according to ones age) and keep it there for more than 20 minutes. As of this week I've been doing Slow Burn for eight weeks and my heart rate always gets up to target range. I do slow burn twice a week and still cannot complete it in 30 minutes (takes me 40). If I were to complete it in 30 minutes (although I try) my heart rate would go well over target range for my age. So, anybody that says, "slow Burn is not cardio" has never done it! I might add, since doing Slow Burn, along with a low carb/high protien diet that I started several weeks before Slow Burning, my resting heart rate has gone from 80 to 59 and I have lost 27 lbs. on the scale and 4.5 inches around my waist. Many of my friends would like to strart Slow Burn and are asking me for advice. I always tell them to buy the book first and read it thoroughly before starting. This way if someone trys to tell them something that's not true and discourage them, they will know the truth!
My friend and instructor extraordinaire Sean Preuss recently competed in a 5K race and did well despite not doing any formal cardio for years. You can read his story here.
The moral of this story is: Strength training does it all. It is so sad that so few people do it and do it right.