Cardio DAMAGES Your Heart, Joints, and Back
Some of this article is a little extreme in it’s point of view- but the basics see to be gaining more and more scientific support and evidence!
In 1977, Jim Fixx published The Complete Book of Running. In 1984, Jim Fixx died of a massive heart after his daily run.
He was 52 years old.
Fixx is the misguided man behind the entire cardio craze.
He’s the guy behind our dangerous obsession with cardio.
Now, scientists realize how insane Fixx’s exercise guidance really was. If you struggle with your weight and still do cardio…then it’s not your fault.
Even Dr. Kenneth Cooper, the founder of aerobics, recently admitted that he was WRONG about cardio. In his latest book, he said there is “no correlation between ‘aerobic’ endurance performance and healthy, longevity or protection against heart disease.”
You’ve been LIED to…
And this lie has put your health in jeopardy.
If you don’t want to suffer the same fate as Jim Fixx, then you need to pay close attention now.
Your life is at risk.
You see, cardio overworks your heart and can lead to death by massive heart attack, all because your body has not evolved to handle long, slow and boring cardio.
The man who ran the first marathon, the Greek soldier Pheidippides, dropped dead as he arrived in Athens with news of victory. We weren’t meant to run marathons.
You’ve heard about young, seemingly healthy marathon runners suddenly dying during their races. And yet people still run to “be healthy.”
That’s crazy right?
Take Normann Stadler for example. Stadler was a previous Ironman winner and serious cardio enthusiast. In 2011, he underwent emergency surgery to repair an enormous aortic aneurysm. He had ruined his heart by doing too much cardio.
John Mandrola, a heart doctor, said “Studies have shown elevated levels of coronary plaque in serial marathoners – a problem that rigorous exercise theoretically could cause. Heart disease comes from inflammation and if you’re constantly, chronically inflaming yourself, never letting your body heal, why wouldn’t there be a relationship between over exercise and heart disease?”
Kelly Barrett, a 43 year old mother of 3 suffered from cardiac arrest during the Chicago Marathon. She died a few days later.
Carlos Jose Gomes of Brazil collapsed shortly after finishing the New York City Marathon. Cause of death? Heart attack.
Ryan Shay, an Olympic Marathon hopeful, died suddenly during the early stages of the Olympic Trials Marathon in New York City.
Dr. Matthew Hardy, age 50, died after running the New York City Marathon.
And those are just a few of the people that cardio has killed in recent years.
This saddens and frustrates me because these deaths were completely avoidable.
So not only does cardio damage your heart, it also wrecks your joints.
When running, did you know that every time your foot hits the treadmill it experiences 3 times your bodyweight in impact stress?
That means that if you weigh 200 pounds, every stride you take puts 600 pounds of pressure on your legs and back.
What do you think happens next?
Your joints aren’t used to having 600 pounds of pressure on them. Your cartilage breaks down and you get searing pain in your knees, hips, ankles, feet and back.
Every single step sends a shockwave through your entire lower body which can cripple you. You’ve seen former runners suffer and limp along. They need knee replacements at 45 or have chronic overuse injuries that prevent them from walking without pain.
Do you want that?
Cardio is a recipe for being crippled – or dead – in middle age. Yet the fitness industry still tries to convince you that doing this dangerous activity is good for your health.
Did you know that the 2nd most common cause of baby boomer doctor visits are sport’s related injuries? As people get older, the consequences of their cardio come back to bite them in the butt. Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital even gave it a catchy name: “Boomeritis.”
He also said: “Baby boomers are falling apart – developing tendinitis, bursitis, arthritis.”
You could end up spending your “golden years” shuffling around in a walker and look ancient before your time.
I don’t even need to tell you how expensive orthopedic surgery can be. Your cardio could cost you hundreds of thousands of dollars in surgery, rehabilitation and job loss because you can’t work anymore.
And that’s if a heart attack from cardio doesn’t kill you first.