Why Fitness is Shitness
Training for fitness is literally training to be the weakest, slowest, fattest, least muscular version of yourself. It is a remedy only to being sedentary and unfit. The wrongful belief that fitness exercise is beneficial to athleticism and/or body recomposition is the source of virtually all training confusion, failure and frustration.
‘Fitness’ exercise (ie ‘cardio’) is the lowest stress, lowest risk exercise suitable for a sedentary person on the brink of a heart attack and death. ‘Fitness’ and ‘cardio’ activities (such as walking, yoga and Pilates) are NOT chosen or designed for their magical conditioning and rejuvenating effects on the body; they are chosen because the people for whom they are intended are so physically decrepit that superior forms of exercise (such as intense weight training) could literally kill them.
So, what is an hour of ‘cardio’ training a healthy athlete to be? To be the worlds worst endurance athlete? To be slower and weaker?