Genesis Cardiovascular Training:<br />Doing Just Enough Of The Right Thing...<br />At The Right Time

Genesis Cardiovascular Training:
Doing Just Enough Of The Right Thing...
At The Right Time

People who start exercising on their own or at a gym typically begin with an activity that is relatively easy to learn in the hopes that it will result in some weight loss.  This activity is usually some type of cardio/aerobic exercise on a treadmill, elliptical, etc. 

At Genesis Personal Fitness, we strategically position cardiovascular exercise as part of a client's overall program so that it yields the most effective results with little wasted effort and time.

When people decide to start exercising for weight loss, they usually reach for an activity that they can master quickly and "burn calories" because they are following the premise that if they can only "move more", they will see a change in their weight.

And often, their approach to doing this cardio/aerobic activity is to do it long enough so they register some "calories burned" number on the equipment console without any regard to the intensity with which they are exercising or the type of calories (fat vs. sugar) they may be burning.

At Genesis Personal Fitness, our experience in working with thousands of clients to achieve weight and fat loss tells us that for cardio activity to be effective, it must be tailored to each individual's "exercise metabolism" so that the right kind of weight loss occurs in the shortest time possible.

We Start With Testing Your Exercise Metabolism 

Trying to lose excess body fat by "just moving" in some random fashion of cardio/aerobic exercise can be exceedingly difficult, if not impossible, unless you really know several things:

  • How "hard" (intensity) to exercise... so that you utilize or "burn" fat rather than sugar.

  • How "long" (time) to exercise... so that you accomplish the most without stopping the natural "after burn effect" so that your body will continue to burn body fat long after your exercise session is done.

At Genesis Personal Fitness, we use an exclusive metabolism-testing procedure with the revolutionary Korr Medical Metabolic Testing System.  Although traditionally available only in hospital and university settings, we are proud to offer this advanced exercise metabolism testing procedure to our clients.

How your body uses oxygen to burn fuel (stored fat or the foods you recently ate) is the first step of your weight loss program before either what food you should eat or what exercise you should do.  Knowing the rate at which your body mixes the oxygen you breathe with the "fuel" you're trying to lose to make the energy you need to exercise is called your Exercise Metabolic Rate, and it is as individual as your fingerprint.

Under exercise conditions, your burn rate of oxygen, VO2, is an indicator of how well your body is burning calories during a session and whether your exercising with the right intensity so that you burn the type of calories you want to burn, namely body fat if you're trying to lose weight with more predictability.

Knowing your exercise burn or "metabolic" rate, an Exercise Metabolic Profile can be created about you that gives us and you accurate information on how to feed and exercise your body smarter, enhancing your weight loss and yielding faster results.

Are "Traditional" Aerobic Exercise Strategies The Most Effective For Fat Loss? 

If you currently someone who depends on doing classic cardio/aerobic exercise for losing weight and excess body fat, you probably spend 30+ minutes on a machine trying to burn a set number of calories.


But does that work? Does burning 500 calories per day cause you to lose 1 pound of fat per week?

Well, according to science, it should. But if it did, you probably wouldn't still be searching for a better answer to solve your weight loss dilemma.

The truth of the matter is that possibly one of the worst inventions for fat loss was the calorie-counting monitor on treadmills, elliptical machines, and stairmasters.

Because of these, millions of men and women now obsess about the number of calories burned per session. You might even be one of these people, watching it creep up ever so slowly during a long, steady, and slow cardio/aerobic session. And all the while knowing that you can wipe out a 30-minute, 300-calorie treadmill session with one fell swoop of the Dunkin Doughnut in hand.

The problems with this approach to fat loss are numerous. First off, it's difficult to say if the calorie counters are even accurate. A CBS News clip showed that cardio machines overestimate calorie burning by up to 20%.

Next, depending on long, steady-state cardio/aerobic exercise for fat loss is relatively inefficient and often ineffective. If you just do a little math, you quickly come to the conclusion that it takes a long time for you to burn a lot of calories.  In fact, in one recent study, men who only used cardio/aerobic training for weight loss ended up with a reduced resting metabolism. They essentially lowered the natural calorie burning effect the body has at rest by doing only cardio/aerobic exercise on a regular basis. On the other hand, men in the same study that used strength training didn't suffer a reduced metabolic rate.

The "Magic" Is Ultimately In The Method... Strategically Matched To Your Metabolism

So what is the solution to burning fat in a faster, more efficient way? The answer is to perform both strength and "cardio-metabolic" training to burn more calories in less exercise time, but according to your unique Exercise Metabolism Profile.


This special combination of exercise strategies causes your body to burn more calories during and AFTER exercise, and your resting metabolism will remain high for hours and even days. This is referred to as the "afterburn effect."

When you perform Cardio-Metabolic Training for just 30 minutes or less, your body's fat-burning metabolism will experience a phenomenon called "metabolic turbulence". This metabolism boost causes a substantial elevation in calorie burning after exercise. The result is that you end up burning more fat and more calories in the post-exercise period as your body tries to get things back under control and balance.

If you would like to learn more about what Genesis Personal Fitness can do for you in as little as 2 hours per week, schedule for your FREE Consultation today.  No sales stuff, no pressure and no gimmicks!