Cardio with a hoodie?

Posted: August 20, 2014 in Fat Burning, fitness
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If you’re like me you may have noticed a lot of people in the gym or on running paths (or even the street) wearing hoodies while doing their cardio.

I believe this is a trend started by Kai Greene. Like most recreational bodybuilders I like Kai and think he has a great attitude but what of this whole hoodie thing?

In one documentary Kai suggests it is to create “thermogenesis” (although even he seems quite unsure of this while saying it). Thermogenesis being when your body creates heat. This process is known to burn fat. It does this because it determines that heat is needed. Why would your body produce heat if you are bundled up?

Will you sweat? Yeah sure, but simply sweating profusely is more likely to cause dehydration than thermogenesis. Otherwise cardio would not exist and we’d just sit in a sauna.

So my opinion is that it is far superior to create that heat from the inside using intense exercise and cardio. If it were decent I’d jog naked to make the body work even harder but no one wants to see that.

So next time you see someone jogging like a goofball wearing a hoodie just smile to yourself and realize you know better.

Related:
Fighting Fat the Hormonal Way

Time to get lean!


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