I cover that topic in this latest vid, with more information, studies, etc via Dr Antonio’s blog on the ISSN
Article referenced in vid:
Cardio Lowers RMR – A Fairy Tale
by Jose Antonio PhD FNSCA FISSN.
Key Points to Remember
- There is a plethora of scientific evidence, which demonstrates that regular aerobic training has no effect on RMR. Some studies actually find an increase.
- Resting energy expenditure is largely a function of body weight and FFM.[1, 2]
- Cardio has become the “carbs of the fitness world.” – Shawn Arent PhD, Rutgers University
- If you like doing cardio, don’t let some fitness guru talk you out of it.
- If you hate doing cardio, then for Pete’s sake, don’t bitch about those who do it.
- If you want to elevate your RMR, gain weight, especially skeletal muscle weight.
- RMR is by itself a meaningless measure for the performance sports.
- If you compete in football, baseball, basketball, cycling, volleyball, rowing, surfing, paddling, gymnastics, soccer, hockey, track and field (pick one) or frickin’ tiddlywinks, measuring RMR is about as useful as selling bikinis to Russian women in Siberia.
Read Full article HERE