Do you need more Cardio?

Why are the workouts so short? What happened to 30 minutes on the treadmill... I need my cardio!

"Anaerobic efforts are relatively high powered, and aerobic efforts are relatively low powered. Ex.) One hundred meter dash pace is a considerably faster pace than a mile pace.

Though aerobic exercise is widely recognized as being the ideal vehicle for fat loss, studies have shown that anaerobic exercise is a vastly superior protocol for fat burning. Anaerobic exercise builds muscle;  aerobic exercise burns muscle - period. On this point there is no intelligent debate. Compare the look of sprinters to long distance runners – here a picture is indeed worth a thousand words.

Importantly, not only does anaerobic work benefit aerobic performance, but anaerobic training can be used to develop high levels of aerobic fitness without the usual muscle wasting."

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I've actually tested this theory by running a half marathon/ragnar without any distance training and riding a 50 mile mountain bike race with very limited long distance efforts (needed some time in the saddle to get my butt ready) 

 

Dan Benson