I have been searching day and night since I posted the article about The Marathon Effect. I wanted to give you all a reference for where I got my information. Leaving it open-ended seemed a bit unfinished. So after hunting down the radio interview (this took hours on end to find) with JJ Virgin, I have a viable source you can decipher for yourself about what I stated.
I’m referring to the section where I said: exercising/endurance training in the fat burning zone for long distances will make your body store more fat when you are done to replace what it has burned. You literally become a fat storer professional. You will lose muscle also in the process compounding the problem of screwing up your metabolism. And…you release tons of stress hormones like cortisol that will also help you to store fat like a boss. This is cardio for hours on end that I am talking about- not working out in the weight room for 3 hours. That is different.
JJ Virgin has a resume as long as my body. She was a health advocate on the Dr. Phil show and has done numerous appearances on T.V., written tons of magazine articles and her own army of books, and has appeared and spoken at tons of health conferences. She has every credential in the book and is a huge believer in “Burst Training” or what I call HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training). Please listen to this incredible interview with her on Blog Talk Radio hosted by Underground Wellness. The marathon discussion happens around 31 minutes.