10 Steps to a Hot Summer Body: Episode 3

Authors: Gina Gutierrez and Nate Miyaki


How much cardio is ideal for fat loss? Can too much cardio actually slow down fat loss?

In this third installment of DIAKADI's 'Summer School with DB04 - 10 Steps to a Hot Summer Body', fitness author, researcher and trainer Nate Miyaki speaks with DIAKADI Partner/Trainer Gina Gutierrez, answering these questions as well as others about how to make the best use of cardio in your workout program.


Miyaki recommends:

The key to fat loss is: 1. 80% nutrition 2. 20% living an active lifestyle (walking, hiking on weekends, etc) 3. Focusing on strength training in your workouts... NOT cardio.

Over-doing intense cardio can actually lead to muscle loss, lowering metabolism, and raising your body fat percentage.

If you are going to do cardio, Nate has some good recommendations on volume, duration, intensity, and intervals vs steady state.

Enjoy this valuable information.

Watch for 'Summer School with DB04 - Step 4: The 3 Best Summer Ready Ab Exercises' for advice on the best bang for the buck abdominal exercises.

‘Summer School with DB04 – 10 Steps to a Hot Summer Body’ is DIAKADI Fitness Performance Life’s 10 part series detailing exactly what steps to take for fat loss, muscle building and looking your best this summer.  The series will address nutrition, cardio exercise, and muscle development programs for full body development.

Stay tuned for the entire series on DB04!

DIAKADI’s 10 Steps to a Hot Summer Body in 2014

Step 1: Avoid These Foods for a Lean Body Step 2: Eat This, Lose Weight, Build Muscle Step 3: Answering the Cardio for Fat Loss Question Step 4: The 3 Best Summer Ready Ab Exercises Step 5: How to Design Your Summer Body Exercise Program Step 6: The Best Exercises for Arm Development Step 7: The Best Exercises for Legs and Butt Development Step 8: The Best Exercises for Shoulder Development Step 9: The Best Exercises for Chest Development Step 10: The Best Exercises for Back Development