Best and Worst Cardio

Best and Worst Cardio

Best and Worst Cardio…

I know you are probably hoping I say all cardio is bad and to just lift weights super fast but that’s not the case… haha

I want to share what has worked for me as well as my clients.

For years now, I have done Interval Cardio. That means I go as hard as I can for 30-60  seconds with an active recovery like walking for 60-120 seconds then repeat.  The pros of interval training are that you can get through training quicker. It improves the muscles’ ability to use fat for fuel and burns more calories post-exercise than steady state does.

I also do steady cardio like walk my pups or walk on the stairs at the gym to catch up with my friends. I love steady cardio because I have horrible lungs so doing interval cardio is sometimes difficult when my asthma is acting up. This is a great way to build your aerobic level and increasing your cardiovascular endurance.

OK now for the WORST cardio…

That would be….

NO CARDIO! haha people bash on cardio a lot and it’s crazy to me because it does have it’s benefits. Yes, lifting may be a lot more fun but let’s talk about the benefits of cardio… hopefully that’ll make you like it more.

Benefits…

  • Weight loss
  • Stronger heart and lungs
  • Reduced stress
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Temporary relief from depression and anxiety

This doesn’t mean you should only focus on cardio. You need a balance of resistance training and cardio!

 

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