What kind of body do you want to have? It’s important to ask yourself that question because different types of exercise (all beneficial) will provide different results. What we mean is, doing a ton of cardio (and cardio is great) will not help you build strong lean muscle. So it really depends on what your goals are but if being strong and toned is your goal, cardio isn’t going to get you there.
The first time I laid eyes on my beautiful wife Brandy it was the fact that she had muscular legs that drew me to her. In fact, I turned to the trainer behind the desk and told him upon that first image that I would marry that girl. I kid you not that we were talking about marriage within a few days. But, that is a story for another day!
My question for you to consider is this, “what kind of body would you like to have”? There isn’t a right or wrong answer, but if you said “A strong lean one“, know you MUST have regular strength training in order to build muscle. Cardio actually does the opposite most times (unless its intervals, that I discussed last week).
If you read my previous blog post from last Friday you know that cardio has it’s place and interval style training is helpful in building lean muscle, but typical cardio that most average people complete is more about just burning some calories.
Next time you are pinched for time, don’t do the easy thing and do a few minutes of cardio. When you are faced with the inevitable burden of choosing one, always opt for strength training. The effects are much longer lasting and will help you build a better body (not just quickly burning some calories).
Here’s to a “stronger” you!
P.S. On Saturday April 18th from 9-10:15am, we are actually going to show you how to combine strength with some high intensity Kettlebell and cardio training. All levels of fitness are welcome, to the first 10 to reserve a spot, but be sure to RSVP to Kathy first chance you get – email@example.com