Visual Impact Cardio Review
Mastering the SKILL of Losing Body Fat – Is It Worth $47?
So I am a big fan of pretty much everything that Rusty Moore puts out — Visual Impact Muscle Building, Visual Impact For Women and now Visual Impact Cardio.
Now, before we get into this review let me just say; I hate being on newsletters that promote every product as soon as it launches … this is different though.
I actually learned about Visual Impact Cardio a few months before it was going to launch. Rusty ended up hiring me to design the cover for the book as well as a few other graphics for the website … I hope you at least think it looks cool. It does look quite a bit better in color! 😉 You can read more about that on my Visual Impact Cardio Review site here.
Visual Impact Cardio Review
Anyway, I buy everything that Rusty sells because he always delivers a high value for the price. In reality, I’m just an enthusiastic and loyal customer. This time was a bit different. Since I was working on the book I also got to be the beta-tester/guinea pig.
My fat loss results were nothing short of impressive ->
I at fairly low-carbs, followed Rusty’s course for 8 weeks straight and ended up losing 19 pounds and 6.2% body fat. I lifted weights as he suggests in Phase 3 of Visual Impact Muscle Building and followed that up with the advanced cardio routine found in Visual Impact Cardio … that’s it.
Don’t get me wrong … I mean “it” as in the routines are not too complicated, not as in I didn’t work my butt off!
Click here to visit Rusty’s Visual Impact Cardio website for more info … or continue reading my review to get a little more “behind the scenes” info.
Whenever Rusty launches a new product he never fails to over-deliver and to bring something new to the table … and that couldn’t be more accurate than with this course.
What Visual Impact Cardio Teaches
Here is a full list of the table of contents found in Visual Impact Cardio. As you can see, there is much more to this workout than a few cardio routines.
Once you have mastered the skill of losing body fat, getting lean will never be a problem again. Routines are nice…fat loss mastery is better.
Chapter 1: Calories Burned After Exercise Don’t Amount to Much
I critique 2 studies quoted most often in favor of brief intense exercise: The Tremblay Study and Tabata Study. A 3rd study examines how little calories we actually burn after an intense exercise session.
Chapter 2: Focus on Calories Burned During the Workout
Since the afterburn effect (EPOC) is less than what we have been led to believe, the calories burned during the workout is what matters most.
Chapter 3: Calories Burned: Intervals Vs Steady State
How to figure out how many calories intervals burn compared to steady state cardio. Using the concept of “Average Intensity Level” to increase or decrease the amount of total calories burned during interval training.
Chapter 4: A 1 Page Interval Training Summary
Like “lecture notes” or “cliff notes” from my detailed chapter 5 teachings. The stuff covered here will be on the test…so no skimming 🙂
Chapter 5: How Interval Training Actually Works
A detailed explanation of how interval training works. Why it makes sense to use a mix of intervals along with steady state cardio for the fastest results.
Chapter 6: Calorie Deficit, Calories Burned, & Fat Loss
A prolonged calorie deficit always leads to weight loss, but that weight can come from muscle glycogen, body fat, or muscle tissue. How to ensure a portion of that weight loss comes from body fat.
Chapter 7: Burning Stubborn Body Fat
Stubborn body fat is more sensitive to insulin, less sensitive to adrenaline, and has poor blood flow compared to normal body fat. Why diet alone makes it near impossible to lose this body fat.
Chapter 8: Calories, Food, and Workout Timing
How to structure your meals and workouts to maximize fat loss. How tracking calories per week, is more effective than tracking calories per day for consistent ongoing fat loss.
Chapter 9: Improving Popular Fat Loss Programs
Examining Kettlebells, Zumba, Crossfit, P90X and similar programs when it comes to fat loss. How to make these popular workouts even more effective at burning body fat.
Chapter 10: Separating Fat Loss & Resistance Training
When you only train in the high rep, low rest periods necessary for fat loss…you will never maximize the full potential of your muscles.
Chapter 11: Visual Impact Cardio Preparation
What can’t be measured can’t be improved. Crucial numbers we will be tracking throughout all of the fat loss programs.
Chapter 12: The Beginner’s Cycle
This 8 week cardio cycle is for pure beginners or for those who haven’t trained for a while. This one is meant to get people ready for the next cycle.
Chapter 13: The Intermediate Cycle
This is the 8 week progressive cardio cycle that is the core program of the course. Most people will get as lean as they want using this cycle.
Chapter 14: The Advanced Cycle
This 8 week cycle is just for those who want to push the limits of intensity. It can be used for someone who wants to be “event ready”.
Chapter 15: The Maintenance
Now that you are in shape, here is what to do to stay that way, without living in the gym. A realistic approach to staying lean year-round.
Chapter 16: Final Thoughts
Some suggestions on how to tweak these routines, scientific references, and all the various links to my other courses, blog, Facebook page, etc.
What I Didn’t Like About the Workout Book
Of course, nothing is PERFECT. My only real “complaint” or area of criticism is in how deep and complicated some of the chapters are. A few of the beginning sections of the book get fairly in-depth and deep.
While working on the graphics for Rusty I brought this to his attention. His reply to me was that this was for the picky folks who needed to see PROOF that his methods work and are scientifically based before doing them.
In the end, if you don’t like all of the science based information you can just skip to chapter 11 and start from there 😀
Final Thoughts On This Visual Impact Cardio Review
If you are in the market for a cardio routine, nutrition and expert workout advice, this is it.
For $47, about the price of one session with a personal trainer, it is well worth it. I wouldn’t even consider getting a different cardio book … Visual Impact Cardio comes with my highest recommendation.