You are in the middle of the biggest epidemic the world has ever known. Two out of three Americans are now overweight. Diabetes is 9 times more likely than it was just 30 years ago. Heart disease kills over 1,000,000 each year in the US alone and the World Health Organization (WHO) has recently announced that for the first time in history, these “chronic diseases” surpassed all other causes of death worldwide.
These new threats may attack with sudden deadly ferocity. Stroke victims rarely see it coming. Half of heart attacks deaths have the first symptom with the beginning of the attack that kills. Or, they may nip at your heels until their cumulative effect brings you down or you find yourself too fat, weak and tired to do anything about it. This slow degeneration has become the “status quo” of maturing in the modern world. We won the battle with the human predators of our past. Now we must face and overcome this new threat of chronic disease.
Ironically, the key to beating our new threats may lie with recreating aspects of that primitive past. We are still perfectly adapted for a life and death struggle between predator and prey. Yet we have succeeded in completely removing ourselves from that kind of a world. As is so often the case, solving a problem presents us with a new one. No longer faced with the same physical and metabolic challenges, our own natural adaptive responses to our surroundings have got us into big trouble.
To complicate matters, without an understanding of the cause of problem, pundits have advocated the wrong solutions. Many only take you further from your natural challenges and aggravate the problem. This is why the “cardio” so popular today is worse than a waste of your time. It’s not natural to repeat the same movement continuously 10,000 times over. It doesn’t correct for what you are lacking. It’s not effective at strengthening your heart or lungs. In fact, it robs you of critical heart and lung capacity and creates a series of other health problems.
Yet for decades, you’ve heard that endurance cardiovascular exercise (if you could just make yourself do enough of this boring drudgery) would protect your heart. If this is true, why do very “conditioned” endurance runners drop dead of heart attacks at the height of their running careers? Their rate of sudden cardiac death is 50 percent higher than that of other athletes.
This happens because adding repeated “cardio” to our busy days and pushing for greater endurance produces the opposite result of what we need in the modern world. Forced endurance exercise forces your heart and lungs to “downsize.” Smaller allows you to go further.
So what’s wrong with increasing durational capacity through downsizing? Instead of building heart and lung strength, it robs them of vital reserve capacity. Your downsized heart is forced to operate dangerously close to its maximal output. This is a problem you don’t need. Heart attacks don’t occur because of a lack of endurance. They occur when there is a sudden increase in cardiac demand that exceeds your heart’s capacity. Giving up your heart’s reserve capacity to adapt to unnatural bouts of continuous prolonged duration only increases your heart risk and shrinks your lungs as well.
It’s also a poor tool for getting lean.
In fact, durational exercises will stimulate your body to build more fat. Then, if you stop your “cardio”, you’ll put on fat very rapidly. And many find they have to stop because this unnatural activity has caused degeneration of their joints. If you persist through middle age and beyond, it accelerates some very negative effects of aging. It lowers testosterone and growth hormone, boosts destructive cortisol levels and robs you of muscle, bone and internal organ mass and strength.
The good news is that reversing this problem is easier than you might think. You can do it with PACE Express, no matter what fitness level, age, or body type.
You don’t need to force yourself through grueling monotonous “cardio” at all. When you replace this strategy with exercises that mimic your challenges in a natural environment, the results come much faster and easier. On top of that, the process is invigorating and fun to do.
- Build both strength and capacity in your heart and lungs.
- Avoid heart attacks and cardiovascular disease.
- Develop a powerful and disease-resistant immune system.
- Dramatically increase your energy levels.
- Burn fat like never before.
Your body will be naturally strong and resilient. You’ll feel energized, motivated and ready to take on any challenge. Your muscles will be their intended size – no bigger or smaller. Your breath will be deep and focused.
These benefits are naturally YOURS. They’ve been lying dormant all these years – waiting for you to bring them forward.