I know it sounds crazy! How could my workout be making me fat?
Ever walk into a large gym and look at the sea of moving bodies in the cardio section? Almost makes you dizzy watching them move up and down at constant steady pace. I'll bet if you come back in 3 months you'll see a lot of the same people on the same machines and they haven't lost a pound!
Why is that? It's actually very simple...
Steady state cardio programs your body to hold on to the fat! It actually signals hormones from the lower brain to store the fat. Sure, if you run 40 miles a week, you will overcome that though raw volume, but most of us don't have the time for that! Plus it burns important calorie eating muscle, so when you stop running tons of volume you will get fat very quickly.
You're body thinks in terms of survival. You want to get leaner, but it wants to stay alive. When you do steady state cardio it immediately compensates by holding onto the most calorically dense material... FAT
Solution... Walking. Walking will burn mostly fat, but will not signal fat preserving hormones to be released into the system. The other solution is H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training) Things like lifting heavy weights, sprinting, jumping, and basically large amounts of effort in a short amount of time. Pair this with walking one hour a day and you'll will program your body to lose fat extremely quick! It is very important to do both for maximum results. Doing just one won't get you as lean as possible. I would never leave out nutrition, but that's a subject for another day.
If you don't believe me, then think about human evolution. When was the last time that a human actually needed to do steady state cardio for anything of use? (i.e. jogging). People have needed to move objects with their muscles and sprint away from trouble. They have never needed to casually jog away from anything. Plus, it's a lot of wear and tear on the joints!
That's my rant for today... Think about it.