Get More from Your Workout When you Include Strength Training with Cardio Exercise
This entry was posted on October 14, 2014.
Cardio, together with strength training, optimizes your workout. Most women, especially within the age group of 16-25, think that all they need is an aerobic workout. Today we know that weight loss goals can lag or steal without the incorporation of strength training. As you progress in your fitness goals and lose weight, your exercises need to change and this is a good thing.
The Benefits of Cardio
Cardio involves aerobic exercise that helps the body to burn calories by increasing the heart rate (Cardio-, heart) during the time-period of the aerobic activity. Treadmills are calibrated to count calories burned over the period of time that you are on the treadmill. You should alternate your workout routine between Cardio and strength training, either during your workout sessions, or over a period of days in your workout schedule. The Fitness Expo Inspire Power Tower, with its compact, off-the-ground design, is a great addition to any treadmill in small spaces. During your next Cardio workout, alternate between high and low intensity “bursts.” For example, if your goal is to do 20-30 minutes on the treadmill, or an hour-long walk, start at low intensity to work up a sweat, then increase your intensity at different times from low to high throughout the total workout time. Add weights to your Cardio workout; Fitness Expo’s 20 lb adjustable weighted vest by Spri is a great option.
The Benefits of Strength Training
Building and keeping toned muscle is working; you are incorporating many muscles-specific movements of the muscle groups involved, such as the core or abdominal muscles. Toned muscle mass weighs more than fat, but makes the body leaner by burning fat and calories at a sustained rate even after the strength training workout is done, making it an anaerobic activity. Strength training can be a more intense exercise in that your focus is targeting the different muscle groups, but an important component of your fitness regimen because the body continues to burn calories after the workout.
The Best of Both Worlds for Ultimate Weight Loss
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