What do you tell your clients who ask if it’s better to lose weight running? After all, if you visit just about any gym or health club the most popular area is the cardio section. I remember back in 2002 when I was a personal trainer at a health club how in-demand the treadmills were.
It was crazy!
The ‘after work crowd’ would flock in around 6pm and due to the massive popularity of our brand-new ‘state of the art’ treadmills, we actually had little signs posted on each treadmill that read
“2o-Minute Time Limit When Others Are Waiting”
I actually had to put out a waiting list for members to sign up to use the cardio equipment…
It got so bad because some of the members wanted to run on the treadmill for their hour and so they got creative with ways to stay on the equipment longer. Some put gym towels over the timer display while others just stopped the thing around the 19th minute just to restart it so the timer would reset.
Ah, those were the days.
So, where am I going with all of this? Well, it got me thinking about the most popular methods people use to lose weight. And, aside of diets, cardio is a very popular method. Many people who run on the treadmill do so because they want to lose weight.
Since the majority of “cardioholics” fail to achieve the weight loss results they want and their bodies never significantly change because it’s just not that effective for weight loss purposes I decided to dig up some info to better answer the question “Is it better to lose weight running?”
But, what I found out will surprise you.
Watch the video below to find out if running really does help to lose weight then leave me a comment below: