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John Robert Cardillo

John Robert Cardillo

John travelled the world to learn the best training and nutrition principles and trained alongside top pro bodybuilders at Gold's Gym California. He was a student of Arthur Jones, inventor of Nautilus and Medx Fitness machines, and the pioneer of hi-intensity training. John developed the HIT3 Training System, which transformed his physique to win countless bodybuilding competitions at just 18 years of age! He was also the first bodybuilder to utilize Faradic Electric Muscle Stimulation in his training and intermittent fasting during his competition prep. John’s SHREDDED Nutrition Diet helped him build one of the most shredded physiques of all time. His diet program incorporates fasting and nutrient timing to help athletes build lean muscle while losing body fat.

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Anaerobic Exercise vs Aerobic Exercise By John Robert Cardillo

The fundamental principle of exercise science is that weight training is an anaerobic exercise, rather than aerobic exercise.

Anaerobic exercise is geared to the development of strength and muscular size by performing high intensity, short duration exercise. During anaerobic high intensity exercise physiological stress is quite high therefore working out more than 45 minutes per session, 3 times per week, is not possible. Anaerobic exercise is the opposite of aerobic exercise.

Aerobic exercise is geared exclusively to the development of endurance by low intensity, long duration activity. The goal of aerobic exercise is to increase endurance, which means the capacity to do more work for a longer period of time.

For exercise to meet the requirements of hi-intensity it cannot be carried out for long periods of time. As it is impossible for a human being to be working at maximal capacity for more than short duration of time. If in fact a person is training for more than 45 minutes in a session, then it’s obvious that this is only possible do by performing lower intensity aerobic type exercise.

It is only through Hi-Intensity, short duration anaerobic exercise that hypertrophy, beyond normal size is achievable. The physiological stress of hi-intensity anaerobic exercise are infinitely greater on our neuromuscular system than the stress of lower intensity aerobic exercise, and therefore brief workouts have proven to be most productive. An individual in good physical condition can tolerate aerobic exercise for up to 90 minutes with a little stress and little distress. However, the same individual could never withstand 90 minutes of nonstop maximum hi-intensity sets of exercise performed to muscular failure. No one could tolerate that much hi-intensity stress.

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