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Attention all guys: Get out of the weight room and change your philosophy about getting bigger

For a lot of guys, the entire point of working out is to be bigger, stronger and, to some extent, sexier. The problem is that getting bigger requires a lot of work and there isn’t a good trade-off between the effort that you’ll have to put out to get bigger and the results that you’ll get back from it.

One the thing that the 95% of guys who obsess over getting bigger do to sabotage themselves is neglect cardio or aerobic exercise .

Don’t neglect the cardio exercise

Cardio exercise is what makes you cut, lean and energetic. When you see people with the kinds of bodies you wish you had, you’re generally looking at people who do a lot of cardio exercise. It burns the fat off of your body, improves your overall health, gives you a great endorphin rush when you complete a workout and helps you to develop the lower part of your “V” instead of the upper part.

In fact, all the weightlifting in the world isn’t going to make you look more cut if all of your muscles are covered up with a layer of fat. You have to burn off the fat.

Cardio can be a real challenge for guys. One of the ways you can learn about how to stay in shape from a cardio perspective and motivate yourself to tighten your body up is by attending a boot camp. Instead of wandering around the gym trying to figure out how to get started with effective cardio exercises, a boot camp gives you access to professional trainers and you’ll learn all kinds of creative and enjoyable ways to increase your cardio fitness.

One of the things you might want to keep in mind is that heart disease is one of the most significant health threats for men. Taking care of your cardio fitness not only helps you look better, it’s just sensible practice if you want to stay in good health overall.

“They say” aerobically fit guys are truly sexy

According to a recent survey from Men’s Health:

“Muscles help ward off rivals and assure a woman that you won’t drop her during a dip, but your overall appearance is more important than the size of your biceps.  Women recognize a good body as indicative of a man of discipline and self-control.”

Lean, cut and sexy bodies on guys generally don’t result from wasting time at the gym trying to buff out your biceps and your pecs.  And according to a Men’s Health Survey (http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/most_desirable_traits/Top_5_Physical_Attributes.php), having big biceps aren’t high on the list:

If you want that lean waist, the six-pack abs and the overall level of fitness that translates directly to increased sex appeal, consider attending a boot camp in learning about cardio exercises. Intense cardio workouts are incredibly gratifying and you get a lot back for the effort that you put into them.

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