“And what about cardio?"
The Cardio Myth:
The notion of cardio—in the sense that we can isolate its involvement by some special activity for the heart—is false.
Our heart is an involuntary muscle that responds to the increased demands of the skeletal muscles. Thus, the only means of voluntarily exercising the heart—albeit an indirectly, is by working our skeletal muscles.
The common believe that doing cardio—in the sense that we can target our heart’s involvement by doing some special activity for the heart, is just not true. The heart and lungs exist to support the activity of skeletal muscles.
What is conventionally regarded as cardiovascular exercise only works a limited portion of one’s muscle mass, that being what are known as “slow twitch” muscle fibers. This musculature is more oriented toward endurance than strength, and does not grow or strengthen to a significant degree as a result of exercise. Conversely, high intensity strength training stresses much more muscle mass, including the “fast twitch” fibers that become both stronger and larger as a result of properly performed movements.
The major components of the cardiovascular system, the heart and the lungs, can be improved only to a limited degree. Increase in strength is usually responsible for what is perceived as cardiovascular improvement. The heart and lungs exist for the purpose of supporting or servicing the working skeletal muscles. As the muscles improve in their ability to do work more efficiently, there is less demand on the cardiovascular system. It’s analogous to installing an engine with a lot of horsepower in a lightweight automobile. A BMW gets pretty decent fuel economy in spite of having a huge amount of horsepower, because its engine doesn’t have to work as hard to move the relatively lightweight vehicle. In short, it has a good power to weight ratio, which is what you should strive to achieve.
If you desire the best cardiovascular exercise—and you should—then find the best way to strength train your skeletal muscles. SuperSlow Zone® is the best program for this because it produces the greatest stroke volume by the heart. The typical emphasis placed upon heart rate (or pulse) for cardiovascular conditioning—the basis of aerobics—is useless.
Stroke volume is improved through SuperSlow Zone® exercise system because our exercise is far more efficient at maintaining continuous load upon the skeletal muscles. And this enhanced stroke volume results in enhanced proliferation and dilation of the coronary arteries—those vessels that feed the heart muscle. This beneficial effect has been completely overlooked by the medical community for decades. The effect on the body is that the cardio-respiratory system becomes conditioned for higher output in situations warranting limited duration bursts of heavy exertion. This is what the human body is designed to do in lieu of long duration, moderate intensity work. Strength building provides the best of both worlds: increased power for short, rapid movements, and greater ease of maintaining sub-maximal levels of activity. This provides you with the power and energy when in motion, during the activities of everyday living and even enables you to burn more calories when at rest.
About SuperSlow Zone®
SuperSlow Zone® is a distinctive health and exercise franchise and is the original, accredited, high-intensity, low-force strengthening exercise protocol and system, that was initially developed during a $3.2 million dollar osteoporosis study in 1982 at the University of Florida School of Medicine. SuperSlow Zone evolved its system enabling very busy people of all ages throughout the world to achieve and maintain strong, healthy and attractive bodies. Our clients are out of shape, have not exercised in a while, or ever!, have good conditioning but want better results in less time, overweight, may have minor to major health challenges, athletes and seniors. Additionally, at specified locations, clients may choose to benefit from SSZ Lifestyle -Healthy Eating for optimal weight and health management. SSZ is located in the USA, Turkey and Colombia. Franchise inquiries welcomed world-wide. http://www.superslowzone.com.
SuperSlow Zone ® is accredited by the prestigious IACET (http://www.iacet.org). IACET also accredits the American Physical Therapy Association, National Institute of Health, Centers for Disease Control, Duke University Medical Center, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Corporate University, GE Healthcare and many others. SSZ achieved and maintains this accreditation to ensure the highest standards of certification for its Instructors and exceptional service and care for its clients.
SuperSlow Zone® Silver Creek
(San Jose, CA)
5988 Silver Creek Valley Road Suite 55
San Jose, CA 95138
Telephone: (408) 578-9663 Mentionhttp://sszsilvercreek.com